A doctor in Colorado Springs who was imprisoned for desiring a physical contact with a 14-year-old boy dodged jail time at his sentencing this week.
62-year-old Kyle Akers has sentenced Tuesday to probation after declaring guilty to tried physical assault of a child in September.
Akers was captured as a member of a large online sting called Operation Broken Heart, and he meets a charge of attempted physical assault on a child. A total of 88 suspects were detained across the state, and 23 of them were captured by Colorado Springs police.
Online records tell that Akers was an occupational medicine doctor who operates in Colorado Springs.
According to an arrest affidavit, Akers was also married at the moment that he began messaging an undercover officer who was acting as a man with a 14-year-old boy on the dating app.
The investigation began on April 9, when the undercover officer formed the profile.
At around 2:45 p.m. that day, the undercover officer got a message from a user later identified to be Akers.
At that point, the undercover officer asked Akers “how young have you gone.” The officer received a response stating, “15 so far, met a guy who did 4.“ Akers told in a message that he was actively looking for someone, police tell.
The officer sent a message telling that he had a 14-year-old boy that he was going to meet with for physical acts, and Akers asked if he could watch and pleasure himself, the court documents state. The undercover officer then offered to let Akers have physical contact with a 14-year-old boy, and Akers told that he would.
According to the affidavit, Akers replied, “yep.” He then classified himself as a “55-year-old doctor” and told he would meet the minor at a building in downtown Colorado Springs.
At around 5 p.m., Akers came to the building. He was taken into custody, according to the affidavit.
Akers confessed to communicating on the dating app and verified his username. He also verified chatting about having physical contact with a 14-year-old boy but told it was all “fantasy chat,” according to the affidavit. An inspector questioned Akers why he walked to the building to meet the minor for physical contact, and Akers told that he was there to see if the person he was talking to was real.
Akers will also have to give more than $4,000 in fees and surcharges.