“A well-respected assistant professor of criminal justice at California State University-East Bay was sentenced yesterday to more than 37 years in federal prison after confessing and pleading guilty to sexually abusing an infant living in St. Louis, Missouri, according to a Public Safety Examiner police source in San Francisco.
Kenneth Martin Kyle pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 37-and-a-half years in prison and ordered to pay $50,000 in restitution for traveling across state lines to sexually abuse a infant, according to a San Francisco police officer involved in the case.
According to the police officer who spoke to the Public Safety Examiner in confidence, Professor Kyle confessed that he visited St. Louis in August 2009 for the expressed purpose of having sexual relations with an unidentified infant victim.
What shocked the officers investigating the case was the fact that when the suspect was nabbed in March 2010, he turned out to be an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at California State University-East Bay and many of his students were police officers and detectives, according to the Public Safety Examiner source.
During Kyle’s plea hearing, the scholar confessed to molesting a 5-month-old infant in St. Louis over the course of several months. The infant victim’s mother currently faces federal child pornography charges in California and Missouri and has already pleaded guilty to state child molestation charges in Missouri, according to police records.
The 47-year old Kyle, a San Francisco resident, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 1, 2010. He was charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a child, production of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, transportation of child pornography, and possession of child pornography. But under the plea agreement, Kyle pleaded guilty to only count one of the indictment — the most serious of the charges.”