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Posted at 7:20 AM ET, 06/10/2010

Va. man accused of secretly taping teens

By Mike McPhate

A Centreville man has been charged with secretly recording teenagers in a changing room during a party at his home, FOX 5 is reporting.

Craig Dykstra is accused of planting the camera during a post-prom gathering attended by students from Westfield High School early Saturday, the report said.

Two teenagers spotted the camera and gave it to one of their parents, who reported it to police. The camera showed several teenagers in bathing suits, and one adult in the nude, authorities said.

Dykstra was a software developer with AOL when it was founded in 1985.

Read the FOX 5 report

By Mike McPhate  | June 10, 2010; 7:20 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  | Tags:  centreville, crime  
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? Was he related to one of the prom-goers? Why were the kids at this perv's house?

Posted by: akchild | June 10, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

its funny the only person who was nude was an older adult female. The police confiscated computers and computer media from the house after the incident. If there is illegal content there, then that shows the videotapers intentions.
if not, perhaps the homeowner just wanted to make sure none of the kids were stealing or doing drugs in that private changing area.

Posted by: MarilynManson | June 10, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

We are pretty much all built the same -

If they all had put paper bags over their heads who would know whos who?

Posted by: reesemichael | June 10, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Let's see, did rap have something to do with this?

Posted by: wisedecision08 | June 10, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

how do they know that it was his camera? couldn't it have been anybody's camera from the party?

I am appalled that Fox news has reported on this when such little information has been released. I’m sure they did not think about the shame and ridicule his wife and kids will have to endure because of Fox’s desperate ploy for ratings. The most likely culprit, an idiotic teenage guy on his prom night, was never even brought up as a possibility.
I have known Craig Dykstra for over six years and have been over the Dykstra house many times. Not once has he ever done anything like this or given me any reason to think that he would. In fact, I consider the Dykstras to be some of the kindest and most trustworthy people I know. They did nothing to elicit such yellow journalism from Fox news, much less the reprehensible incursion onto their property by Mr. Ackland.
When Craig Dykstra is found to be innocent, Fox should apologize on TV for their shameful lack of discretion and journalistic integrity. It’s the least they can do to make it up to him and his family.

The only reason Fox is going nuts over this is because he's a bigtime AOL co-founder. Otherwise, why the hell would they make such a massive deal over a misdemeanor charge, that's still in the midst of investigation? I guess journalistic integrity is not well known to these guys. Then again, it's Fox, so it's not like we should be surprised

Posted by: jiji1 | June 10, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Maybe that camera was secretly installed by the boys from Landon School.

Posted by: MrBethesda | June 10, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Westfield High..... Classy.

Posted by: AdamAhmed | June 10, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

One poster asks, "How do they know that it was his camera"??...First of all it is his house and the fact that it was concealed says a lot...And I seriously doubt any high schooler would attend a party and plant a camera in a bathroom.

The poster says they know Dykstra, so what??? People commit suicide and family members are astonishedl or men are found to have kiddie porn on their computer...

I understand defending someone but let's not scream so looudly of their innocence until all the evidence is in....His computer will reveal a lot very soon....

Posted by: pentagon40 | June 10, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

"I have known Craig Dykstra for over six years and have been over the Dykstra house many times. Not once has he ever done anything like this or given me any reason to think that he would."

I hope you are correct, and no pictures of you show up on his computer.

"And I seriously doubt any high schooler would attend a party and plant a camera in a bathroom."

I don't doubt that scenario as a possibility for a minute

Posted by: BEEPEE | June 10, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

No it wasn't the rap was W's fault, it was the school's fault, it was society's fault because he grew up without his daddy, it was the system's fault, etc.
Choose any of the above excuses for why the suspect isn't responsible for his actions as these apply to practically ANY situation involving criminal conduct.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | June 10, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

perhpas, mr. bethesda, one of the kids from whitman or pyle set up the camera for profit.

Posted by: barleyblair | June 10, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

The camera showed HIM putting it there and then coming back and adjusting it. No matter the reason, it's inappropriate at best, perverted most likely. He seems like a creep. Look at these statements from his LinkedIn page -- I wonder what 'perks' he's talking about. EW!

Craig Dykstra
Husband and Dad - the pay's lousy but the perks are great

Craig Dykstra’s Honors:
Best Dad in the World - it's an honorary title.

Posted by: mrskensington | June 11, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

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