Where Geoffrey Paschel From 90 Day Fiance Is Today

This story contains allegations of domestic assault.

Since its debut on TLC in 2014, "90 Day Fiancé" has become one of the most addictive reality shows on television. The premise for the show is as follows: Men and women in long-distance relationships visit their American significant others on a K-1 visa, allowing them to stay in the United States for 90 days. During the 90 days, couples have to decide if they want to get married. If they don't, the visa holders must return to their home countries and bid their significant others goodbye.

While "90 Day Fiancé" has become a ratings hit for TLC, it also has generated plenty of controversy with its participants, including Geoffrey Paschel. Geoffrey first made his debut on the 2020 season of "90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days," which chronicles the drama that takes place before the visa holder arrives in the U.S. Geoffrey caused outrage for his affair with a Russian woman named Varya on the show and shocked viewers when disturbing allegations about Geoffrey resurfaced, including an arrest for domestic assault and kidnapping brought on by an ex in June 2019, Knox News reported.

Two years have passed since the initial charges were laid against Geoffrey, leaving the public to wonder about what has happened to him. Here's everything we know about Geoffrey's life now.

Geoffrey Paschel's court case finally reached a verdict

According to People, Geoffrey Paschel has been found guilty of the charges against him, stemming from the June 2019 altercation he allegedly had with his ex. The verdict was announced in court on October 8. In a statement, the Knox County District Attorney's Office said a jury found Paschel guilty of "aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault, and interference with emergency calls."

Prosecutors told the jury that on June 9, 2019, police responded to a call of a domestic disturbance in a Knoxville home. When the police arrived, Geoffrey's now-ex-fiancee told officers he had assaulted her. "Paschel grabbed the victim by the neck and slammed her head against the wall several times. She was also thrown to the ground and dragged," the D.A.'s office said in its statement. Geoffrey also allegedly took her phone and wouldn't let her leave the house. She was only able to escape to a neighbor's house while he was asleep, authorities said.

Upon responding to the incident, police noticed that his ex had a large bruise on her head and other abrasions throughout her body. Geoffrey maintained his innocence and claimed that his ex wanted to interfere with his custody battle with another woman, according to Knox News. With the verdict having been handed down, Geoffrey faces 12 to 20 years in prison without the possibility of parole, the D.A.'s office said in its statement. He's scheduled for sentencing on Dec. 3.

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He dealt with custody issues before his arrest

Prior to his conviction, "90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days" star Geoffrey Paschel was involved in a bitter custody battle with his estranged wife, Brittany, when he was arrested. According to documents obtained by Starcasm, the co-parenting agreement between Geoffrey and his ex granted her custody of their son, Cayvan, for one week per month, with Geoffrey having custody the rest of the time.

During the time of Geoffrey's arrest, though, Cayvan was with his mother in Canada, and they couldn't legally enter the States. While they were supposed to have a custody hearing to sort out the arrangements days after Geoffrey's arrest, he never showed up. Brittany, upon learning that Geoffrey had been arrested for domestic assault, then asked her attorney to file a motion to suspend their co-parenting arrangement due to the "particularly egregious" allegations, via Starcasm. 

The judge who oversaw their case granted Brittany temporary physical and legal custody and flipped the schedule of their original arrangement, with Geoffrey then getting custody rights one week per month. However, with Geoffrey facing sentencing for his crimes, the custody case will undoubtedly be reassessed again.