Ex-National Guardsman pleads guilty to enticing minors online

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) – An East Hampton man, who was a member of the Connecticut Air National Guard, has pleaded guilty to using a computer to persuade minors to engage in unlawful sexual activity.

According to court documents, Keith Haessly, 46, posed online as a young girl and used previously recorded videos of girls to entice boys to engage in sexual activity on video chat programs.

Court documents show that Haessly recorded the boys engaged in sexual activity and distributed some of the images he recorded to someone in Virginia.

Investigators have identified 48 victims. An investigation to identify more victims is ongoing.

Haessly has been in jail since his arrest in June 2015. At the time of his arrest, he was a member of the Connecticut Air National Guard.

A sentencing date is not yet scheduled.

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