Former NSD substitute teacher, arrested by Kirkland police, sentenced to 12 months for child porn

Kurt Kasner, former-substitute teacher of Northshore School District, plead guilty in April to possessing child pornography and was sentenced on May 29 to a year in jail. The court dismissed the second and third degree counts of child pornography.

Kurt Kasner, former-substitute teacher of Northshore School District, plead guilty in April to possessing child pornography and was sentenced on May 29 to a year in jail in King County Superior Court.

The court dismissed the second and third degree counts of child pornography.

The 73-year-old man was arrested in Woodinville on Oct. 17, 2014 by Kirkland police, after bringing his computer into a repair shop in Kirkland, where a technician found the stash of child porn.

According to court documents, the sentence for Kasner includes 12 months in King County Jail. Kasner gets credit for 221 days he has already served; meaning he could be out of jail in five months.

After his sentence, Kasner will then spend the next 24 to 36 months in community custody and, no matter where he goes, will have to register as a Level I sex offender.

According to police documents, Kasner had admitted to entering ‘incest’ into search engines to obtain photographs of children as young as 10 to 15 years old.

“I have always been fascinated by images of children,” Kasner told police in 2014. “… [it’s a] victimless crime because there were no real people involved and it was just in my head.”

Not only did he admit to possession of child pornography, Kasner also confessed to molesting two boys, a 15-year-old in 1976 when he served as a “Big Brother” in California, but the incident was never reported. Kasner also admitted to another molestation in the late 1970s.

According to statements made at the time of the incident, Kasner mainly substituted children in third through sixth grades in music, physical education or in the library during his time with the Northshore School District.

More in News

Despite concerns, homelessness authority moves toward final Seattle vote

Seattle’s homelessness committee aligned the city’s plan with King County’s.

King County’s current climate action plan was adopted in 2015 and has provided a blueprint for reducing emissions and preparing for climate change. File photo
King County approves environmental justice provision

An update to the King County climate action plan should include an… Continue reading

Homelessness authority approved by King County, awaits Seattle vote

The agreement would consolidate emergency services for people experiencing homelessness.

The King County Courthouse is located at 516 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
Council approves $600,000 to increase security at King County Courthouse

The funding will be split evenly between increasing deputies, security and social services.

Thompson beats Henderson by five votes in Bothell City Council race

Recount results from Snohomish County came in earlier this week.

Victims, law enforcement speak about King County Courthouse conditions

An entrance to the courthouse was closed after an assault.

In this September 2019 photo, George Kirkish, owner and founder of Palouse Winery on Vashon-Maury Island, pours a glass of wine for Lori Coots during tasting room hours. (Kevin Opsahl/Sound Publishing)
King County Council approves controversial winery, brewery ordinance

After five years, the county has updated regulations surrounding alcohol production and tasting.

NSD buses. File photo
Bothell increases school impact fees

Fees benefit the Northshore School District.

Most Read