Camera charge for ex-AOL exec
An original employee of and software developer for America Online has been arrested by Fairfax County police for allegedly placing a hidden camera in a changing room next to the pool at his home in Centreville and secretly filming teenagers.
Craig D. Dykstra, 51, apparently was hosting a pool party after the Westfield High School prom early Saturday, Fairfax police said.
A teenaged boy discovered a digital video camera hanging on a pair of shorts, removed it and gave it to his parents, who turned the camera over to police, according to a search warrant affidavit filed Monday in Fairfax Circuit Court.
Police watched the videos recorded on the night of the party and first saw "a white male in his 50s positioning the camera in the dressing room and re-adjusting the camera after it was put in place," the affidavit by Detective Nickolas Boffi states.
The video then captured eight teenaged boys and girls in bathing suits and towels and at least one girl totally naked. Police identified the girl and she said she did not consent to be filmed, Boffi wrote.
The affidavit noted that other pool parties were held at Dykstra's house and a secret camera may have been used.
Police searched Dykstra's house on Trillium House Lane on Monday and seized 12 computers, 20 data storage units, two video storage units, seven cameras and five cell phones, court records show. Dykstra was charged Tuesday with a misdemeanor of unlawful filming, Fairfax police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell said.
Dykstra's arrest was first reported by Fox 5 News.
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