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Press Release

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to Prison for Sex Offense Against A Minor

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Kyle Andrew Umstead, 35, of Douglasville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to six years in prison, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release, for traveling in interstate commerce to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. Umstead must also register as a sex offender.

According to court documents and statements made in court, beginning in late March 2022, Umstead began communicating online with a girl he believed to be 14 years old. Umstead admitted that in multiple online conversations he repeatedly told the girl he wanted to take her virginity and regularly described in graphic detail the sexual acts he wished to perform with her. Umstead further admitted that he sent the girl over two dozen photos of his penis and over a dozen videos of him masturbating. Umstead also sent the girl numerous images of pornography depicting adults engaged in sexual activity and women engaged in bestiality with dogs. Umstead admitted that he encouraged the girl to engage in bestiality and incest.

On March 18, 2023, Umstead traveled from Douglasville, Pennsylvania, to Kanawha County, West Virginia. Umstead admitted that he traveled to Kanawha County with the intent of engaging in sexual activity with the girl, including sexual intercourse. Upon his arrival in Kanawha County, Umstead was arrested by law enforcement officers. Following his arrest, officers found videos and images of child pornography on Umstead’s cell phone.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force.

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Rada Herrald prosecuted the case.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative of the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:23-cr-47.



Updated January 23, 2024

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