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Accused Fairfield County Snapchat Hacker Busted With Child Porn, Police Say

Kyle Coffey
Kyle Coffey Photo Credit: Southbury Police Department

A 26-year-old Northern Fairfield County man is facing a host of charges for allegedly hacking into multiple women’s Snapchat accounts, possessing and disseminating child pornography, police said.

The Southbury Police Department received a complaint from a 25-year-old woman in December 2018 who alleged that she was being harassed on the social media platform by someone.

Police said someone logged into her Snapchat account and sent her her own photographs with a short video that contained inappropriate materials.

Investigators said that through the use of several search warrants to the Snapchat application and Internet Service Providers, they were able to locate the physical address that was associated with the person illegally logging into the woman’s account.

In February last year, members of the Southbury Police Department, Bethel Police Department, and Connecticut State Police executed a search warrant at a South Street apartment in Bethel.

Multiple electronic devices, compact discs, and USB sticks were seized. The suspect was identified as Bethel resident Kyle Coffey.

Southbury Police later conducted a forensic search of the seized items and found evidence that Coffey had stolen or attempted to steal photographs of multiple women by hacking their email or Snapchat accounts.

According to police, investigators were able to find two more victims through an interview with Coffey and the search of the seized materials.

The victims were contacted and made aware of the breach.

During the forensic search, Southbury Police investigators also discovered multiple images and videos of child pornography.

Coffey was taken into police custody without incident on Friday, Feb. 21, and charged with possession of child pornography, risk of injury to a minor, disorderly conduct, harassment and three counts of third-degree computer crime. Coffey is being held in lieu of $250,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Danbury Superior Court this week.

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