Kyle Fasold may take plea deal in early July if hearing does not need to be pushed back, court papers say

Published on Wednesday, 22 June 2022 16:10
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

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PLAINVILLE – Kyle Fasold, who has been accused of secretly recording girls at both the locker room in the local high school and his home, is expected to take a plea deal next month.

Fasold, 51, is next scheduled to appear before a judge in federal court on July 11. During that proceeding, his attorney Charles Willson wrote, his client is expected to enter a guilty plea.

However, in court papers filed last week, Willson cast some doubt as to whether the proceeding would need to be pushed back a few weeks. The attorney said his client continues to recover from surgeries he underwent in April.

In court papers filed in April, Willson said Fasold would need to undergo surgery for a sacral ulcer and recover before being able to be present in a federal courtroom to take a plea deal and plead guilty.

Willson, in the most recent court filing, said the U.S. Marshal’s Service is prepared to transport Fasold in time for his July 11 court appearance and that there is the possibility that he would at that time be moved to a facility for “longer-term placement,” but “that is not certain at this time.” 

“Recent information has raised a concern that counsel is investigating,” Willson wrote after pointing out that it had been his understanding that his client has been making progress in his recovery from surgery. 

Willson previously wrote in federal court papers that Fasold intends to take a plea deal that would include mandatory prison time, a lengthy term of supervised release and “financial consequences.” He has also indicated in previous court motions that progress on the case has been slowed down because of some of Fasold’s medical issues. 

The 51-year-old has been left a paraplegic after multiple previous suicide attempts. He underwent a competency evaluation following the attempts. 

During one of Fasold’s failed suicide attempts, which was reported on Aug. 19, 2020, he jumped over a railing and fell 20 feet to the ground, federal court documents said. This attempt at taking his life required surgery that involved fusing part of his spine and removing part of it, according to court papers. The incident left Fasold in a wheelchair.

Fasold, who previously served as vice president of the Blue Dolphins Parents Association, has been accused of secretly recording young girls in the locker room at Plainville High School and in his Plainville home, according to federal court documents. He is also being sued by several females who allege they were secretly photographed or videoed. Court papers said as many as 33 individuals were notified in March 2020 by federal authorities that they had been exploited by Fasold.

Federal court papers indicate the investigation began when authorities found a user posting comments and links to websites over the dark web that contained images of child pornography. Some of the images, which showed nude girls anywhere from 10 to 16 years old, had GPS coordinates attached to them that linked to Fasold’s home and Plainville High School, according to court documents.

Authorities searched the girls’ locker room at the high school in March 2020 and, a few days later, searched Fasold’s home and seized multiple electronics. These included two “spy cameras,” a hard drive, an iPhone, iPad and a Microsoft tablet.

Federal court papers said Fasold’s suicide attempt in August 2020 was the second of three tries. In June 2020, he was found hanging from a bedsheet in a shower, court documents said.

In February 2021, Fasold was found unresponsive and needed three doses of Narcan -- an opioid antidote. According to court papers, he admitted to pocketing his medication and taking it all at once in an attempt to take his own life.

After eventually being taken off of suicide watch, Fasold in March 2021 was placed back on the watch after he was found with three tylenol in his diaper, according to court documents.

Fasold has pleaded not guilty to two counts of production of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography. He could face well over 50 years in prison if he were convicted.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Plainville on Wednesday, 22 June 2022 16:10. Updated: Wednesday, 22 June 2022 16:12.