Two years and eight months after 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days star Geoffrey Paschel brutally beat his fiancee Kristen Wilson, he has finally been sentenced.
Geoffrey was in court this morning as a judge sentenced the 44-year-old to 18 years in prison with no chance of parole. Geoffrey was found guilty of aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault, and interference with an emergency call after a two-day trial in early October.
Kristen was present at the sentencing, and she was very clearly pregnant! After splitting from Geoffrey, Kristen reunited with a former boyfriend that she had previously dated for an extended period of time. The two were later married and are now expecting their first child together.
During Kristen’s testimony she detailed numerous other instances in which she allegedly suffered domestic abuse at the hands of Geoffrey Paschel. Those instances included Geoffrey choking her in a car, and another instance in which he allegedly threw Kristen out of his house. She says that after Geoffrey threw her out, he later tried to get her to get into his car as she was walking along the road. After she refused, he hit her with his car.
Testifying against Geoffrey Paschel was Allison Moon, one of his ex-wives with whom he shares a son. Allison said Geoffrey made “many threats” towards her and her family, including threats to kill her. She also talked about an instance when Geoffrey allegedly threw her against a wall and attempted to punch her. She says that after the altercation he forced her to have sex.
Allison detailed other incidents that included strangling, dragging her by her hair, backhanding her in the face, and elbowing her in the back. She also said that some of her allegations were included in previous court filings during her custody battle with Geoffrey. We shared some of those details in a previous post.
Also in attendance at Geoffrey’s sentencing were both of his on-screen love interests, Varya Malina and Mary Wallace. Mary was reportedly asked to leave the courtroom during the hearing after speaking with Geoffrey. [UPDATE – Mary later clarified on Instagram that she was asked to leave the courtroom after blowing a kiss towards Geoffrey.] Here’s a photo of Varya, who seemed to be staring at Geoffrey throughout most of the hearing:
Here is video of the sentencing. Fast forward to the 3:20:00 mark for the beginning:
The lengthy sentence was no surprise. The office of the District Attorney General for Tennessee’s 6th Judicial District issued a press release immediately after Geoffrey’s conviction revealing that Geoffrey was facing a minimum of 12 years. Here’s an excerpt from our post about the sentencing announcement:
Aggravated Kidnapping is a Class B felony. Because of his criminal history, Paschel is a Range II Offender facing a sentence between twelve and twenty years in prison without the possibility of parole. Paschel has convictions out of Blount County for Possession with Intent to Sell a Schedule I Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Sell Schedule II Cocaine. He also has two federal drug trafficking convictions out of the Eastern District of Texas. At sentencing, prosecutors will use these and other misdemeanor convictions to seek an enhanced sentence.
One of the many things Geoffrey will be pondering over while serving his lengthy sentence is how he passed on the opportunity to serve no jail time at all. Here’s an excerpt from our post about Geoffrey’s interview with his good friend Domenick Nati:
Geoffrey explains that when he was arrested in June he was initially facing just a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault, which explains why he was able to leave the country and fly to Russia to film.
“They tried to drop the charges, but the ‘victim’ [Geoffrey uses air quotes] didn’t want to drop it and she pressed forward. And then they offered me no punishment whatsoever just to have it on my record. I said ‘No! Absolutely not!’” Geoffrey was told that if he didn’t take the offer that they would convene a grand jury and “trump up the charges,” as Geoffrey put it.
“‘You do whatever the hell you want to do, I am not accepting anything other than a full exoneration,’” Geoffrey says he told the prosecutor. “So that’s what they did.”
#90DayFiance #BeforeThe90Days Geoffrey Paschel found guilty of ALL CHARGES, escorted away in handcuffs. He faces 8-30 years just on the felony aggravated kidnapping conviction. Sentencing is scheduled for December 3. https://t.co/y0Vwk6G1ip pic.twitter.com/ooEcoJ0Q2e
— Starcasm (@starcasm) October 7, 2021
Geoffrey Paschel 90 Day Fiance Controversy
Geoffrey’s sentencing marks the end of one of the most unbelievable stories in reality television history. Shortly after Geoffrey was arrested for brutally assaulting Kristen, TLC welcomed him into the 90 Day Fiance family by filming his trip to Russia to meet his online love interest, Varya Malina, for the first time in person.
We were the first website to report on Geoffrey’s arrest. We also posted articles with details about rape and sexual assault allegations made in court documents by Geoffrey’s previous wives. Despite all of this information, and despite the fact that Geoffrey was facing multiple felonies, TLC elected to leave Geoffrey on the show.
The network left Geoffrey’s segments out of the Pillow Talk after show, and they did not invite him to participate in the Couples Tell All. Amazingly, the network never issued any sort of public statement in regards to Geoffrey. (For reasons that I cannot understand, Geoffrey’s story never really caught on with other major media outlets, so there was little pressure on the network to say anything.)
Prior to the Season Premiere featuring Geoffrey, I heard from a source close to production that they were extremely worried about the bad publicity and the possibility that they would have to pull Geoffrey’s segments. I was told that it was because of how much work went into filming Geoffrey and Varya. That didn’t make a lot of sense to me at the time, but once the season aired, it did.
Geoffrey was the only cast member featured in every episode. In addition to filming his segments in Russia, producers also filmed Varya’s “surprise” visit to see Geoffrey at his home in Tennessee. Removing all of that footage would have been a huge blow to the show — and probably would have resulted in cutting the season short one or more episodes. This is all just speculation on my part.
#BeforeThe90Days Judge calls Geoffrey Paschel's actions towards women "sick" and "sadistic" prior to sentencing. Watch video of his full statement. Plus, a transcript of Geoffrey's allocution and a statement from the DA's office. #90DayFiance https://t.co/7TakuKHRB5 pic.twitter.com/vC0HXCcHCu
— Starcasm (@starcasm) February 3, 2022
For those of you who haven’t been following our coverage of Geoffrey Paschel over the last few years, here is a list of our articles about Geoffrey with titles, links, and a brief synopsis of each:
STARCASM COVERAGE OF GEOFFREY PASCHEL
Geoffrey Paschel facing kidnapping, assault charges; ex gf gets order of protection
Terrifying details on the allegations made by Geoffrey’s live-in girlfriend after he allegedly assaulted her in June of 2019. He was later arrested and is currently facing charges of aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault, interference with emergency call, and vandalism.
Geoffrey Paschel is still married, wife says he abused her, she took their kids to Canada
Information on the bitter split between Geoffrey and his estranged current wife Brittany Paschel, including her taking their two children illegally and running off to Canada. Brittany also accused Geoffrey of abuse, and court documents indicate that Geoffrey’s third wife provided an affidavit to support Brittany with allegations of her own.
Geoffrey Paschel lost custody of son, more details from 2019 domestic assault arrest
After Geoffrey’s arrest in June, Brittany filed for (and got) custody of their son. Post includes additional details about Geoffrey’s arrest from the police report, including the fact that additional restraints had to be applied to Geoffrey multiple times after he attempted to kick out the windows of a police vehicle after being placed in custody.
More allegations of abuse against #90DayFiance #BeforeThe90Days' Geoffrey Paschel from his 2nd ex-wife. (These are different allegations than the ones we previously reported on by Geoffrey's current estranged wife and his ex-girlfriend from last year.) https://t.co/fKfQufYmvR
— Starcasm (@starcasm) January 9, 2020
Geoffrey Paschel’s 2nd ex-wife says he ‘repeatedly raped’ her in divorce filing, plus more abuse allegations
Details on the allegations made by Geoffrey’s second wife during their divorce, including her claim that he “repeatedly raped” her. There is also information from her order of protection filed against him in which she alleges that Geoffrey attacked her multiple times during their marriage, including one instance involving a shotgun and another with a knife held to her throat.
Geoffrey Paschel shares video at son’s grave, offers grief coping advice
Geoffrey shares a video on YouTube recorded at the grave of his son Kazhem, who tragically passed away in March of 2018 at just 13 months old. The video is titled “How to Manage The Loss Of A Child,” and it includes Geoffrey’s thoughts on his son’s passing and coping with the grief.
Geoffrey Paschel criminal history timeline
We continue our in-depth coverage of controversial 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days star Geoffrey Paschel by moving on from the numerous allegations of domestic abuse made against him by his wives and girlfriend and taking a look at his other arrests.
The #90DayFiance franchise has a history of questionable casting choices, but #BeforeThe90Days season 4's Geoffrey Paschel may just top the list! Read the startling allegations from an order of protection filed against him by his ex in June of this year! https://t.co/FNOfPQo50Q
— Starcasm (@starcasm) December 23, 2019
Ex-wife accuses Geoffrey Paschel of reselling prescription opiates, using his children as a ‘cover’ or ‘mule’
We take a peek at Geoffrey’s third marriage and the contentious custody battle for the couple’s son. Geoffrey’s ex references numerous allegations against him in court documents, including “his practice of selling opiate medication and historic involvement of his children as a ‘cover’ or ‘mule’ in his illegal activities.”
Geoffrey Paschel played The BTK Serial Killer for Snapped on Oxygen
Geoffrey Paschel is no stranger to the small screen. Before making his reality show debut with TLC, Geoffrey compiled a pretty extensive acting resume, including a role as one of America’s most infamous serial killers.
Why do fans want Geoffrey Paschel removed from Before the 90 Days? Full controversy recap
We recap all the controversies surrounding 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days star Geoffrey Paschel, including his criminal history and the numerous allegations of abuse made by his former wives and girlfriends. We also include Geoffrey’s social media posts about his past and the negative things being said about him — including the Change.org petition demanding his removal from TLC.
Geoffrey Paschel assault & kidnapping case delayed, plus 2011 protection order revealed
Update on Geoffrey’s assault and kidnapping case. Plus, a 2011 police report reveals that another of Geoffrey’s ex-girlfriends had an order of protection filed against him at the time.
Geoffrey & Varya update and Before the 90 Days Couples Tell All spoilers
Geoffrey and Varya reportedly did not participate in the Before the 90 Days Couples Tell All special after TLC did not invite him. A reliable source says that TLC did extend an invitation to Varya, but she told the network that if Geoffrey couldn’t participate, then she wouldn’t either. The special was filmed remotely during the first weekend in May.
Geoffrey Paschel calls Big Ed ‘pervert’ & talks Tell All snub, pending criminal case, Mary and more
Geoffrey Paschel calls his Before the 90 Days co-star Big Ed Brown a pervert during an interview on The Domenick Nati Show. Geoffrey also talked about his pending kidnapping and assault case as well as the awkward love triangle between himself, Varya and Mary!
Geoffrey Paschel’s girlfriend Mary Wallace arrested for domestic violence in 2013 EXCLUSIVE
On 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, controversial star Geoffrey Paschel is currently caught up in a love triangle with his Russian girlfriend Varya and his good friend Mary from Tennessee. After Varya rejected Geoffrey’s marriage proposal, he returned to the United States and decided to try to pursue a relationship with Mary. The two have a friendship history together, they live close to each other, and they also have something relatively unique in common: being arrested for domestic violence!
VIDEO Geoffrey Paschel shares details on son Kazhem’s death at the age of 13 months
In a new YouTube video, Geoffrey opens up about the passing of his 13-month-old son Kazhem Paschel in March of 2018. In addition to Geoffrey’s emotional account of what happened, the video includes medical records, audio recordings, a 911 call transcript and more.
Curious why fans are demanding that TLC remove Geoffrey Paschel from #90DayFiance #BeforeThe90Days? We have a full recap of all the controversies surrounding him. Plus, read Geoffrey's posts about the backlash, which he blames on "silly clickbait stories." https://t.co/lDl6j6ct5I
— Starcasm (@starcasm) March 9, 2020
Geoffrey Paschel kidnapping and assault trial delayed again more than 2 years after arrest
The trial of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days star Geoffrey Paschel has been delayed yet again. Geoffrey is still facing charges of aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault, interference with an emergency call, and vandalism after an altercation with his American girlfriend in June of 2019. The altercation was shortly before Geoffrey started filming with TLC, including his trip to Russia to see Varya.
Geoffrey Paschel trial day one recap with photos & video
The trial of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days star Geoffrey Paschel started in Knoxville, Tennessee. Get a recap of day one, including graphic photos of the injuries sustained by Geoffrey’s fiancée (!!) Kristen on the night of the incident. Plus, video of the trial via Court TV’s live stream!
Geoffrey Paschel found guilty of all charges VIDEO
Geoffrey Paschel was found guilty of aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault, and interference with an emergency call in a Knoxville, Tennessee court earlier today. The verdict came after Geoffrey testified on the stand in his own defense.
Geoffrey Paschel to receive minimum 12-year prison sentence with no parole
The Knoxville District Attorney General issues a statement revealing that Geoffrey’s prior felony convictions mean that he is facing a minimum of 12 years in prison WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE!
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