Lifetime Sexual Offender Registration faced by Warren man

A Warren man is headed to state prison and faces a lifetime sexual offender registration as the result of improper contact with juvenile females on two separate occasions.

Kyle R. Kitchel, 25, 2105 Cobham Park Road, was sentenced on Friday by President Judge Maureen Skerda.

He pled guilty last month to the unlawful contact charge and a count of terroristic threats while one count of corruption of minors was not prosecuted.

Kitchel’s attorney, Assistant Public Defender Nicholis Milardo, said that Kitchel takes full responsibility for his conduct and recognized his actions affected him and the victims.

Kitchel said there are “no amount of words” he could say in his apology.

“I took their trust and threw it out the window,” he said. “For some reason, my life spun out of control.”

He added there is nothing he can do to pay back his victims, but said he wants to make sure other people don’t go through what he went through once he gets out of prison.

Skerda said that in a letter Kitchel wrote to the court that he should have known better.

“You’re not 21 or 18,” she said. “You’re 25.”

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Kitchel used Facebook Messenger to send “numerous” messages to the girl “encouraging (her) to partake in sexual activities with him, as well as threatening to beat and kill the victim when his sexual advances were ignored.”

At the second docket, according to City of Warren Police, Kitchel was babysitting at a Warren residence where there was a sleepover party June 24 and 25.

Police said in the affidavit of probable cause that Kitchel was aware of the ages of the girls at the party and was “hanging around at least two” of them, ages 13 and 14. “His intentions were expressed to the juveniles that he was to have sex with the females,” according to police.

During the game of truth or dare, Kitchel was dared to “grind” his body on top of a 13-year-old girl, according to police. Police said he did and that both he and the girl were clothed.

Police said Kitchel later caused the two girls to come in contact with his exposed penis.

Three juveniles, the two girls and a 13-year-old boy, told police that Kitchel had given them drinks of his beer, according to the affidavit.

Police said Kitchel admitted to drinking and participating in the game of truth or dare, but denied having any sexual contact with the juveniles and denied providing them alcohol.

For the indecent assault charge, he was sentenced to eight to 24 months in state prison, $2,375 in fines and fees, 200 hours of community service and sexual offender counseling.

He was sentenced to an additional six to 12 months incarceration on a count of corruption of minors.

On the unlawful contact charge, Kitchel was sentenced to 12-36 months in state prison, $1,925 in fines and submission of a DNA sample.

He received six to 18 months of additional incarceration on a count of terroristic threats.

Skerda said that a second offense makes him subject to lifetime registration as a sexual offender.

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