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Middletown man had over 50 child porn images on his computer, police say

By Dan Miller

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Posted 1/3/19

A Middletown man has been arrested and charged with 55 felony counts of possessing child pornography.

The charges against Charles E. Castillo Jr., 64, of the 300 block of Caravan Court, were filed …

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Middletown man had over 50 child porn images on his computer, police say

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A Middletown man has been arrested and charged with 55 felony counts of possessing child pornography.

The charges against Charles E. Castillo Jr., 64, of the 300 block of Caravan Court, were filed with District Justice David Judy on Dec. 18 following an investigation conducted by a detective with the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office.

The DA’s office on Aug. 6 received a report from the National Center for Missing or Exploited Children about an image of child pornography that had been discovered on a server July 1, according to arrest papers the DA’s office filed with Judy.

The images were traced to a computer that was seized from Castillo’s bedroom. Forensic examiners with the DA’s office located more than 50 images of child porn on the hard drive of the computer, according to the arrest papers.

The DA’s office said that Castillo during an interview admitted that the computer was his and admitted to viewing the porn involving images of children younger than 18 years old.

Castillo was arraigned on the charges Dec. 19 before Judy, who set bail at $50,000. He is not listed as being in Dauphin County Prison. His preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 7.