Former Emcee Of Concord 4th Of July Parade Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography, Electronic Impersonation

December 12, 2018 13:19 pm · 52 comments


55-year-old Concord resident Jeff Kasper pleaded guilty to felony possession of child or youth pornography and internet/electronic impersonation on Tuesday, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.

Kasper, who previously served as Concord Chamber of Commerce President and Chairman of the Mt. Diablo Health Care District, was originally arrested in May of 2015 after Concord Police served a warrant at his home.

Concord Police in 2015 said the investigation began in March 2015 when Special Victims Unit (SVU) Detectives initiated an investigation into the illegal downloading and file sharing of child pornography at/from a residence in Concord.

Detectives sought and obtained a search warrant authorizing them to search the residence for evidence related to the investigation, according to police.

Detectives located corroborative evidence of the crime inside the home, including pornographic videos depicting children, police said.

Sources close to the investigation say some of the images were of boys as young as 9 and 10-years-old being raped.

Kasper will have to register as a sex offender, be on three years formal probation with a probation officer, and serve 240 days in county jail, which he can do with Electronic Home Detention, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.

Kasper has been the emcee for the City of Concord’s 4th of July Parade for several years, and was given a certificate of recognition in 2012 from the City of Concord for his work as an emcee. Kasper was also an “alternate” Concord City councilmember, who would act on behalf of individual councilmembers in a disaster or emergency situation.

photo: Jeff Kasper – Concord Police Department Booking Photo

Simonpure December 12, 2018 at 1:26 PM

Talk about a light sentence…jeeez

Ricardoh December 12, 2018 at 1:31 PM

You can’t trust anyone anymore. I have mixed emotions on how he was caught though. Not that they caught him but what this type of detection is leading to. In years to come you will not know who or what they are looking for. Keep your nose clean people.

Ohndee December 12, 2018 at 5:13 PM

You cannot be serious.

RunnerDope December 12, 2018 at 5:48 PM

>> You can’t trust anyone anymore.

News flash: you never could. Catch up on the scandals happening in the church, kids summer camps, etc. These go back 50 years or more.

debdvo December 13, 2018 at 11:22 AM

They followed a download of child porn…I’m ok w/ that…is there any ok scenario it could be downloaded for- no.

Cellophane December 12, 2018 at 1:34 PM

240 days at home.

3 years probation.

Register as a sex offender.

That last one is the real punishment.

Cowellian December 12, 2018 at 1:35 PM

240 Days?
At home?
The fix is in!

Steven Powers December 12, 2018 at 1:35 PM

Good job by Concord Police investigators and the DA’s officers getting this filed and prosecuted

Dawg December 12, 2018 at 1:44 PM

Sometimes I wonder about these judges that hand out light sentences to pedophiles, it they are a pedophile too. Why else would a judge feel any sympathy or be empathetic towards one of society’s lowest form of life?

Dd December 12, 2018 at 5:49 PM

Right !

Thanks for nothing December 12, 2018 at 1:55 PM

Posting this story isn’t hurting Jeff. It’s hurting his family that is utterly been destroyed since March of 2015. If you have any kindness in your heart please remove it for the sake of his family. They’ve already been put through enough.

Cellophane December 12, 2018 at 2:09 PM

People have a right to know what’s going on in their neighborhoods just as news reports have the obligation to report the news responsibly.

Kasper broke the law. He has no one to blame but himself.

He harmed his family, not the report.

That harm will last for a very long time.

RSD December 12, 2018 at 2:30 PM

Jeff’s hurting his family, no one else! He should have thought about that beforehand. Citizens worried about these types of child predators need to communicate online to protect their families. Get a grip “Thanks for nothing”

Concord Mom December 12, 2018 at 2:35 PM

Jeff should have thought about his family when he was downloading pictures of kids being raped.

Cowellian December 12, 2018 at 2:42 PM

That pain is solely the fault of Kasper, not Claycord!
You’re welcome.

Dd December 12, 2018 at 5:54 PM

Thank you Claycord for informing the local public on this sick pos !

TheWretched December 14, 2018 at 6:48 AM

Obviously a Kasper family member. How about considering the families of the 9 and 10 year old boys that were raped on film? I just hope he was caught before he made the fantasy a reality.

Law Dog December 12, 2018 at 2:22 PM

Boil Him

Concord Mom December 12, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Not much of a punishment!

Kentucky Derby December 12, 2018 at 2:46 PM

Wow. For some reason I assumed he got away with it. He was arrested 3 1/2 years ago, Being able to serve his sentence at home, he basically got away with it – since he won’t be going to prison. Having to register as a sex offender is a life long sentence. But easier than being a pedophile in prison. And being a convicted felon.

Ano December 12, 2018 at 3:45 PM

Registering as a sex offender is no longer a lifetime thing. In 2021 sex offenders will be rated on their crimes and be placed on a tier and can come off the registry after x amount of years. The offenders who are already on the registry can ask to be taken off.

Kentucky Derby December 12, 2018 at 4:43 PM

After 2021, it will be a 10, 20 years – or lifetime registration – depending on the tier. I can’t help but wonder if 10 or 20 years is for something minor. This is a serious felony, and I hope it requires lifetime registration. If not – at his age, it probably won’t matter after 20 years.

Linda December 12, 2018 at 2:51 PM

Just so disgusting. And a city official at that.

Always Right December 12, 2018 at 3:11 PM

This is the new normal: do the crime, skip the time.

The get-out-of-jail-free cards are being handed out by democrat politicians all over the state.

RunnerDope December 12, 2018 at 5:42 PM

>> The get-out-of-jail-free cards are being handed out by democrat politicians all over the state.

If you’ve got one shred of evidence of this accusation, please post it.

Reality December 13, 2018 at 5:30 AM


Have you seriously not heard of Props 47and 57 and AB109? All from democraps. Numerous criminals were released from the local jails as soon as the props passed. Do some fact checking.

Reality December 13, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Here is your evidence

mtzman December 13, 2018 at 8:15 AM

Wrong again, as always. Aside from the ridiculous claim of get out of jail free cards, keep in mind that Props 47 and 57 were passed (overwhelmingly, I might add) by the voters of California, you know, “We the People.”

All of these measures were necessitated by the refusal of the law and order types in this state to take responsibility for the cost of imposing their will on everyone else. In other words, you have only yourselves to blame.

RunnerDope December 13, 2018 at 11:34 AM

>> Here is your evidence

Sorry, someone’s YouTube propaganda video doesn’t count as evidence in my book. If it did, you’d have evidence that the world is flat and we never went to the moon.

Concord Mom December 13, 2018 at 3:09 PM

Additionally, AB109 and neither of these propositions apply to this guy. Sex crimes are in a league all their own. It applies to low level non-violent crimes. That’s why our cars keep getting broken into. This nothing sentence is because some judge is soft on crime, not because of the voters.

Law Dog December 12, 2018 at 4:30 PM

He should have been locked up with Big Willie….. Prison Justice….

Silva December 12, 2018 at 5:28 PM

240 days in county jail, which he can do at home? That’ll teach him.

Atticus Thraxx December 12, 2018 at 5:30 PM

I don’t understand is how these pervs think they’ll not be caught? Any reasonably intelligent adult knows nothing is anonymous, and all existing encryption up can be broken. There’s no web dark enough the authorities aren’t shoulder deep in it. I guess you really can’t under-estimate some people.

Silva December 12, 2018 at 5:48 PM

At this point I would not be surprised to learn we taxpayers have to foot the bill and pay for his room and board and dental and medical expenses.

Abbie R. December 12, 2018 at 5:59 PM

Though grown-ups might look at Him with fright..the children all love Him so…Opps! wrong Casper!

Retired Cop December 12, 2018 at 6:06 PM

“and serve 240 days in county jail, which he can do with Electronic Home Detention, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.”

Now this is joke….never should have happened

Fred P. December 13, 2018 at 7:21 AM

You can thank Diane Becton for that…

ZZ December 12, 2018 at 6:19 PM

Don’t condone his actions, but why are sex offenders the only ones that have to register? What about the rest of the criminals? Doesn’t make sense.

reality December 13, 2018 at 5:18 AM

Arsonist must register also.

ConcordNative December 12, 2018 at 6:21 PM

He destroyed his own family..not Claycord or anyone else. I just wonder as he was the emcee with crowd cheering with excitement at his words what was going through his mind. Did he get a kick or enjoyment out of standing there knowing what the crowd did not? Did he look at the crowd as a bunch of trusting idiots and chuckle to himself afterwards? It really doesn’t matter what this loser thought but it makes you wonder how many of these kind of people are doing the same thing. Probably more than we can even imagine and that is what makes me sick. I feel awful for his family…they were probably shocked to their core and their lives are forever changed. Hope it was all worth it Kemper…now you get to live with your choices.

RunnerDope December 13, 2018 at 11:38 AM

Who’s Kemper?

Protect Kids December 12, 2018 at 6:27 PM

A DEMON posing as a human!

Ricardus December 12, 2018 at 6:39 PM

This just proves that the sickos are among us.

I hear that pedophiles have it the worst in prison. I wonder if this guy’s race and former status played any role in the sentencing like that former Stanford swimmer. May need to look into this judge.

whome December 12, 2018 at 6:40 PM

…and they always look so normal!

Say What December 12, 2018 at 7:31 PM

So they are giving Jeffrey a time out? We all know how well those work.

So how does being at home stop him from surfing the web for child porn sites or go back to the old sites he visited or ordering videos from wherever he got them before? I’m pretty sure it doesnt!
A child predator, there is no punishment harsh eneough for them!

Change December 12, 2018 at 8:34 PM

Profile fits

Moneypenny December 12, 2018 at 8:44 PM

These people cannot be fixed. This is just a slap on the hand and not a deterrent for them to not go even further underground with their perversion. The laws need to be altered as does this man. Permanently fix him so the only urge he has is to go to the restroom. Disgusting vile human being,

America December 12, 2018 at 10:40 PM

OMG! That guy works at Rachel Dunn chocolates. How disgusting , and to think I was in there with my small children. What a scum bag! Do the owners know who they hired? Scary!

Anonymous December 13, 2018 at 7:55 AM

Ask Chief Guy Swanger about his close personal friendship with Kasper. The Chiefs picture was on Kaspers refrigerator when the FBI raided his house.Did that little connection help him out during sentencing? Kasper asks if “Guy knew about this” when the Concord Detective and the FBI put cuffs on him..

Fyi December 13, 2018 at 8:09 AM

This has destroyed the Chief. So many people were hurt by this. There was no clue. Feel bad for international exchange kids that lived with them too.

The Mamba December 13, 2018 at 10:39 AM

How are there so many of these people out there? You would think it would be some kind of genetic anomaly, yet here we are again.

WC Resident December 18, 2018 at 6:15 PM

This guy has not been added to the Megan’s Law database. He also seems to be ignoring the home detention aspect of his sentence as his web site says “Jeff is available to work world-wide in-person.”

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