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Report details sex videos that led to firing of former Hall official
David Kimbrell
David Kimbrell

Former Hall County emergency services agency director David Kimbrell performed sex acts on a young man employed by Hall County Fire Services who was passed out drunk, likely in a hotel room in Savannah, according to an investigative report The Times obtained from the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

Kimbrell is shown on another video performing similar sex acts on a man identified as a former Fire Services employee who also appeared to be passed out while at a private home in Hall County, according to the report.

Neither man wants to prosecute Kimbrell, according to an email from Dan Franklin with the Sheriff’s Office to Savannah-Chatham Metro Police.

Video of the incident in Savannah was found Oct. 26 by a county management information systems employee looking at a mirror image of Kimbrell’s hard drive while doing maintenance. Kimbrell was fired the same day. County spokeswoman Katie Crumley said Friday the county has no further comment on the case.

Property seized in Kimbrell’s county office Oct. 30 included multiple computer thumb drives that contained the second video as well as explicit photos and hundreds of pornographic videos the report describes as "commercially made videos, likely downloaded from the internet."

Kimbrell told The Times that same day that “my personal computer backed up to the county network, and there was some stuff on there that they considered inappropriate.” Kimbrell told investigators it was him in the videos, according to the report. He did not respond to a request for comment from The Times on Friday.

Kimbrell told investigators Oct. 31 “that both subjects knew what he was doing to them and knew about the videos,” according to the report. He also said his homosexual activity ended two years ago. The report notes this is about the same time Kimbrell got married.

In the video first discovered, the employee “is lying on his back fully clothed and appears to be asleep or passed out,” according to the investigative report. The employee does not appear to “be coherent or aware for the duration of the video, which is just over one minute in length.”

When investigators spoke with the man they believe to be shown in the video with Kimbrell, he said the only time he was in a hotel room with Kimbrell was during a conference in Savannah in 2012, according to the report.

The man denied any “voluntary sexual contact with Kimbrell” and said he was unfamiliar with the recorded incident. He also “did not seem shocked as to what was on the video,” according to the report.

The employee, who was 18 or 19 at the time, admitted to drinking alcohol and passing out in a hotel room during the conference in Savannah, according to the report.

“He eventually admitted that he and Kimbrell were close and would ‘play around,’ but not sexually. He did not elaborate further,” the report states.

A letter from Kimbrell indicating an attraction to the man and “language indicating a father-son type relationship” also was found in the same folder on the computer’s hard drive.

Kimbrell admitted it was him in the video but denied the employee was the man investigators said it was.

Kimbrell did not at first admit to the second video, according to the report, but later said it was made about six years earlier. That video portrays a man sleeping, who was later identified as a former Fire Services employee, who “stirs a few times during the video but never fully opens his eyes or acknowledges what is happening,” the report states.

An investigator with the Savannah-Chatham department told The Times on Thursday he wasn’t aware of the investigation but was researching the issue in regard to the video in Savannah.

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