Did ’90 Day Fiancé’ star Geoffrey Paschel kidnap his partner?
If you’re a huge fan of the reality TV show on TLC, 90 Day Fiancé, then you may be familiar with a certain star from the hit series named Geoffrey Ian Paschel who starred in season 4 of the show. While Geoffrey Ian Paschel may have been quite entertaining in the reality series back then, it seems like the star has committed some dark, dark crimes. Turns out, he’s just been found guilty of some pretty horrific actions.
Did we all see this coming when we first saw Geoffrey Ian Paschel in season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé or is this news something that completely took us by surprise? What was Geoffrey Ian Paschel found guilty of, and did his fiancé from the reality show have anything to do with the crimes? It doesn’t seem like anyone who has seen the reality show saw this coming. Let’s take a look at the details on the very disturbing case here.
Details on the horrific crimes
Following a two-day trial, Geoffrey Ian Paschel was officially convicted of kidnapping & assaulting his fiancée. The jury ended up finding the forty-four-year-old 90 Day Fiancé star guilty of domestic assault, aggravated kidnapping, and interference with emergency calls. This was all confirmed in an official statement that was sent out on Friday by the Knox County District Attorney’s Office, and folks have since been shocked.
Of course, who would have expected Geoffrey Ian Paschel to be a criminal? The Knox County District Attorney’s Office said that “Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen’s Domestic Violence Unit obtained convictions against a defendant who assaulted his fiancée and refused to let her leave her residence. . . Judge Kyle Hixson revoked Paschel’s bond, ordered him into custody, and set the case for sentencing on December 3rd”.
So was the victim Varya Malina, his fiancée on season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days? It turns out that Varya Malina, the woman he got engaged with during the filming of the show, was in fact not the person who was kidnapped. The assault and kidnapping done by Geoffrey Ian Paschel was actually done onto his other ex-fiancée before the show. During the season, fans tried to call for his removal due to this case.
What exactly did he do?
Some fans of the show had found out about his case as the season played out, and had called for Geoffrey Ian Paschel getting removed from the series “due to current allegations and criminal charges made against him”. It turns out, the fans were absolutely right now that he has indeed been found guilty for his crimes. Prosecutors reported that the incident took place on June 9th, 2019 while at Paschel’s house.
Sheriff’s deputies had allegedly responded to a call of a domestic disturbance that day. When the sheriff’s deputies came to the scene, his now ex-fiancée told the officers who arrived that Geoffrey Ian Paschel had assaulted her. The D.A. said in a statement during the trial that he“grabbed the victim by the neck and slammed her head against the wall several times. She was also thrown to the ground and dragged”.
He also took her phone away and would not let her leave the house. She was however able to sneak to a neighbor’s house when he went to sleep. Officers also saw that she had a bruise on her forehead, along with multiple bruises and cuts on her back, arms, and inner lip. She also ended up being diagnosed with a concussion. Due to his history, Paschel is looking at a possible sentence between twelve to twenty years without parole.