No Jail Time For El Paso County Deputy Who Made Child Porn For The Dark Web

Prosecutors gave a plea deal to a former El Paso County Sheriff’s deputy who created a pornographic image involving a young boy and offered to share it on a child porn message board on the Dark Web.

45-year-old Donald Fair, who was also an investigator with the 4th Judicial District Attorneys’ Office until his arrest, will avoid prison time because of the plea deal, according to CBS Denver.

According to prosecutors, Fair’s IP address was used on a hidden services website to search for people interested in his child porn.

“If this interests you, email me back …. and we can talk,” Fair posted with the picture.

As part of his deal, Fair pleaded guilty to 1 count of sex assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. He must register as a sex offender and has 10 years to life of sex offender intensive supervised probation instead of jail.

District Attorney George Brauchler is pleased with the deal because the child victim didn’t have to testify.

“This outcome is the best we could hope for in this case under current Colorado law,” Brauchler said. “A young innocent child is not further traumatized by testifying and being cross-examined during a trial, and the perpetrator is monitored and given therapy to keep the community safe…  For this case, for this moment, for these facts, this is justice.”

Chief Deputy District Attorney Christopher Gallo added that if the very young boy had to testify, “The damage that would have inflicted would have been severe to that child.”

During sentencing, El Paso County District Judge David Gilbert said, “There is nothing more depraved, nothing more upsetting to the community. This is one of the lowest most shameful things that I can imagine.”