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    MA - Wrestling coach David Castricone arrested for child porn

    I see no immediate denial that "local children are not involved". That tells me that they might possibly be. The fact that "inappropriate behavior" was reported tells me that this is probably going to grow into more than a child porn investigation. 36 years at that school. Shame.


    http://www.boston.com/news/education...raphy_charges/

    Wrestling coach faces child pornography charges


    "In a case that has stunned the athletic community, a celebrated North Andover High School wrestling coach was arrested yesterday on child pornography charges.

    David Castricone, 60, who has coached the Knights for 36 years, is to be arraigned this morning in Lawrence District Court. He was charged with possession of child pornography following a search of his home, North Andover police said in a statement...."

    and

    "....Police said Castricone came under scrutiny after they received a complaint from the administration of North Andover High School about inappropriate behavior by the coach. Following a preliminary investigation, police executed a search warrant on Castricone’s house and recovered unspecified evidence, police said...."

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    I was afraid that there was a reason that officials didn't jump to assure the public that no local children were involved. Sadly, it seems some might be.


    http://www.eagletribune.com/local/x4...ld-porn-charge

    Details emerge as coach goes to court on child porn charge

    "Shocking details in the arrest of former North Andover High School wrestling coach David Castricone have emerged as supporters of the wrestling program prepare to send the team off to Worcester tonight to defend its state title.

    Castricone, 60, was released on $1,500 bail yesterday in Lawrence District Court after pleading not guilty to a charge of possession of child pornography. He was ordered to stay away from the high school and children under 16, and is barred from using a computer.

    Police said they confiscated child pornography from Castricone's 31 Court St. home Friday and allege he entered the girls' locker room at the high school at least nine times in recent weeks, possibly to set up a recording device inside a locker...."

    and

    "...Among the images police took from Castricone's home were "77 pages of personal photos of females that appeared to be unaware that a photograph was being taken."

    and

    "....So far in the investigation we have not uncovered any photos of any North Andover students to the best of our knowledge...."

    and

    "...Court documents show police confiscated the following from Castricone's home:

    Seven pages with eight images of child pornography

    79 pages with 129 images of child erotica, consisting of "very young females in provocative poses dressed in underwear, thongs or bikinis."

    77 pages of personal photos of females

    335 pages of adult pornography, in which all female subjects "had a very young appearance."

    Police also confiscated three cell phones, a laptop and desktop computer, two MP3 players, an iPod, two digital cameras, 20 floppy disks, and nine rewritable CDs. Castricone kept the pornography inside a blue storage bin in his attic, according to the documents. During the search of his home, one detective observed Castricone become "increasingly fidgety" and wrote that he "started to pace around and grip the railing" when they entered the attic...."

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    It just hit me. Castricone is a contractor in his "day job". Roofing, siding, repairs, replacement windows. So, he uses hidden cameras in the girls' locker room? I wonder what he hid in clients' homes with children? I have a feeling that Castricone was a repeat customer of the surveillance camera catalogs. Hopefully, LE is thoroughly checking out his client list:

    http://www.castriconeroofing.com/

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    How smarmy can a guy get?

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/mas..._area_da_says/

    Coach seen in girls dressing area, DA says in porn case
    Allegedly carried recording device




    "....[Assistant District Attorney, Jennifer] Kunsch said Castricone, 60, went into the girls’ locker room a total of nine times in January and this month and stayed there for two to seven minutes. She did not allege that he took pictures or video footage inside the locker room, but said the investigation is ongoing. Details included in the police report suggest that Castricone was at least preparing to take pictures or video.

    On Feb. 7, the day the female student allegedly saw Castricone in the locker room, the school’s video surveillance captured images of the defendant returning to the locker room two hours later. As he walked out the door, he was holding an electronic device with an LED screen. He appeared to manipulate the device, according to the report.

    The witness also said the man had his hands inside a locker. Authorities lifted what appeared to be a large thumb print from the locker and noted in the report that, “the height of the locker shelf would allow for a full view of the majority of the lockers on the north wall, specifically the student’s locker, if a recording device had been placed inside.’’

    On Feb. 10, police interviewed the school’s athletic director, who said he had had a random conversation with Castricone Feb. 7 and that Castricone said he was planning a trip to Brazil to open up a factory making thong underwear...."

    and

    "...Castricone said he was having a “tough time’’ because his wife had started going to Florida for the winter, and he was by himself. He said he “gets anxious’’ because his son had died and that he had been seeing a counselor. He also told authorities he went into the girls’ locker room to look for a scale used to weigh competitors in wrestling matches. There are two girls on his wrestling team...."

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    And the scale was in a girl's gym locker? The guy needs to watch secretly taped photos of young girls because he's lonely and sad? Some guys just have a bowl of ice cream, have another beer or check out some adult porn. Some might even have an affair which, while unfortunate, is not against the law. No pass on the sob story from me. I think he's had little girls in thongs on the brain for a while now.


    ETA: Castricone's son was an outstanding student and athlete who passed away at age 22 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He died in 2000. Very very sad but this is not a fitting tribute to a fine young man. My heart goes out to any other Castricone children and to all the young victims of this man's sick voyeurism.
    Last edited by Missizzy; 02-18-2011 at 02:24 PM.

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    Sometimes it amazes me how long it takes for an indictment. Many sit in jail for 1-3 years waiting for that indictment, if they can't afford the bail. Castricone's been free on bail. So, how exactly does one plead not guilty and post bail if there's no indictment nor arraignment?

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/mas..._porn_charges/

    Ex-Mass. coach indicted on child porn charges
    July 7, 2011

    "One of the most successful high school wrestling coaches in Massachusetts has been indicted on child pornography charges. Authorities say an Essex County Grand Jury on Wednesday indicted 60-yearold David Castricone on two counts of illegal possession of child pornography...."

    and

    "...Castricone was arrested in February a week after he was spotted in the North Andover High School girls locker room by a female student. Police searching his home allegedly found child pornography...."

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    More details. You can always count on The Daily Mail for details often left out of US articles. My heart goes out to those young teens and their parents. This would be so smarmy and mortifying:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...n-charges.html

    High school wrestling coach 'possessed hundreds of child porn photos and sneaked into girls' locker room nine times'


    "....Court documents claim that after Castricone's arrest officers made a search of his house and found ‘79 pages that included 129 images of child erotica, that consists of very young females in provocative poses dressed in underwear, thongs or bikinis’.

    Police also allegedly discovered 77 pages of photographs of females who did not appear to know they were being captured on film...."

    more at link

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    Good heavens!! Castricone showed up at a wrestling meet??? There's NO WAY Castricone could have believed that was going to fly.

    http://www.eagletribune.com/local/x2...hild-porn-case

    Conditions added to bail in coach's child porn case
    January 11, 2012

    "Indicted former wrestling coach David Castricone has two new bail conditions after he showed up at a North Andover High School wrestling meet in Byfield last week. Castricone, who has been indicted on two counts of illegal possession of child pornography, was in Salem Superior Court yesterday morning after mulitple parents filed police reports upon seeing him at the wrestling meet...."

    and

    "....Judge Timothy Feeley handed down two requirements:

    *No attendance at any high school event, sporting or otherwise

    *No contact, direct or indirect, with any member of the North Andover High School wrestling team

    Those are in addition to requirements set at his original arraignment, including having no contact with children under age 16 and no contact with North Andover High School, among other conditions...."


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    Guess that little foray at a match didn't work out so well:

    http://www.eagletribune.com/local/x9...bail-agreement

    Ex-No. Andover wrestling coach, indicted on child porn charges, jailed for violating bail agreement
    February 28, 2012

    "A local wrestling coach indicted on possession of child pornography last year has had his bail revoked for recently viewing Internet pornography at work and is back in jail following a hearing yesterday in Salem Superior Court. David Castricone, 60, of XX Court St., North Andover, was in court for a hearing. Prior to the hearing, the DA's office had learned that Castricone recently violated the terms of his bail agreement by viewing Internet pornography on his work computer...."

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    Castricone, who has been indicted on two counts of illegal possession of child pornography, was in Salem Superior Court yesterday morning after mulitple parents filed police reports upon seeing him at the wrestling meet...."

    http://www.eagletribune.com/local/x2...hild-porn-case

    So am I missing something here? I am blonde after all...

    ILLEGAL possession of child porn...
    As opposed to..... LEGAL possession of child porn??

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    Former wrestling coach David Castricone pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography in Salem Superior Court Wedesnday.

    Judge David Lowy sentenced Castricone to 2-and-a-half years in jail with four months to be served and the balance suspended for three years with probation. Castricone, represented by attorney Tom Hoopes, also received 26 days credit of time served.
    http://patch.com/massachusetts/north...-pleads-guilty




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