CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — Chesterfield Police tell us a slow computer helped speed up an investigation.
They’ve now charged 52-year-old Dwayne Castello with 25 misdemeanors in connection with explicit content involving eight women found on a hard drive in his home.
Castello’s Chesterfield home happens to be on the market, but that’s not the news that has people living in and near his neighborhood talking.
“It’s disturbing to think that anybody would think they’re clever enough,” said Jamie McCary. “Most of the folks in this neighborhood are upper-middle class and you wouldn’t expect it.”
Castello was arrested Thursday morning and is now facing more than two dozen charges, all because of images and videos police say they found on his computer.
Police tell us Castello had set up hidden cameras throughout his house including the bathroom. According to investigators, the sometimes explicit images were discovered while someone inside the house was trying to figure out why the computer was running so slowly.
“If someone is visiting your home and goes to use the bathroom, where they expect privacy and to not be disturbed, that’s non-consensual and a charge,” said defense attorney Kevin Purnell, who has nothing to do with the case. Purnell tells CBS 6 that the unauthorized filming of another person, which is how Castello has been charged, could mean significant jail time, fines and registration on the state’s sex offender registry
“If it was a minor, it’d be a felony, but because it’s adults and 25 cases,” Purnell said. “There’s up to 12 months in jail on each.”
Castello is at the Chesterfield County Jail, held without bond.