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Former deputy sentenced for offering to share child porn he created

A former sheriff's deputy was sentenced to 10 years to life of sex offender intensive supervised probation after pleading guilty to child sex assault charges.
Donald Fair

EL PASO COUNTY — A former deputy with the El Paso County Sheriff's office has been sentenced to an indeterminate sentence of 10 years to life of sex offender intensive supervised probation for offering to share a pornographic image he created involving a young boy on a child porn message board on the Dark Web.

Donald Fair was also an investigator with the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Fair, 45, pleaded guilty on April 24 to one count of sex assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, a Class 4 felony. He was sentenced earlier this month.

The District Attorney’s Office of the 18th Judicial District was appointed special prosecutor in the case.

“As long as this charge continues to be eligible for probation with no mandated prison time upon conviction, intensive supervised indeterminate probation is a good result. For this case, for this moment, for these facts, this is justice," District Attorney George Brauchler said in a release.

In August 2017 the Colorado Springs Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children unit was contacted by the Department of Homeland Security to investigate a referral from Interpol of possible child exploitation.

An IP address that was traced to Fair had been used on a hidden services website to seek out others interested in his child pornography.

“If this interests you, email me back …. and we can talk,” Fair had posted with an image. Investigators determined the image was created by Fair and included a young boy.

Fair’s employment with the 4th Judicial District Attorneys’ Office ended when he was arrested. He must also register as a sex offender.