For Immediate Release - September 12, 2012

Former North Andover Coach Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Possession

David Castricone, 61, pleaded guilty today in Salem Superior Court to two counts of possession of child pornography.  Judge David Lowy sentenced him to 2.5 years in the House of Corrections with 4 months to be served and the balance suspended for 3 years with probation.  While on probation he is to have no unsupervised contact with children under 16, register as a sex offender, complete a sex offender evaluation and treatment if necessary, not attend any North Andover High School events and be placed on a GPS monitor.

Essex Assistant District Attorney A.J. Camelio recommended a three year state prison sentence.  Had the case gone to trial, Camelio would have proved that Castricone possessed approximately 20 images of naked girls aged 6 to 9 on his computer and in printed form.  The maximum penalty for possession of child pornography is 5 years in state prison.

Castricone was represented by Attorney Tom Hoopes and received 26 days credit of time served.

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