Arkansas Man Charged With Flying to Albany in Attempt to Meet 11-Year-Old for Sex
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
ALBANY, NEW YORK – Kyle Biswell, age 37, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, was charged this week with one count of interstate travel for illicit sexual conduct. United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Janeen DiGuiseppi, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), made the announcement.
According to a federal complaint filed earlier this week, earlier this year Biswell engaged in a series of online conversations with a person in Albany whom he believed would allow him to engage in sexual contact with an 11-year old relative. On April 8, 2023, Biswell flew from Arkansas to Albany to engage in sexual contact with the minor, packing numerous Viagra pills in his suitcase. He was arrested at the airport, and later admitted he flew to Albany with the intent to engage in sexual contact with a minor. Biswell was detained pending a detention hearing later this week. The charge in the complaint is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
If convicted of the charge, Biswell faces up to 30 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.
This case is being investigated by the FBI and its Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes members of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, including the Colonie Police Department and the New York State Police. Assistant United States Attorney Benjamin S. Clark is prosecuting the case as part of Project Safe Childhood.
Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorney’s offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS). Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.
Updated April 13, 2023
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