A 25-year old Twinsburg man gets two and - a half-years in prison for retaliating against the Twinsburg Law Director. He was prosecuting Nicholas Castagnola for selling alcohol to a minor.
Twinsburg Police received information that Castagnola used his home computer to search for the law director's home address. A search warrant was obtained, and the computer was searched by a forensic computer analyst at the Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Identification BCI found hundreds of images and videos of child pornography.
In September Castagnola was found guilty on 10 counts of Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor. A jury found Castagnola guilty in May of two counts of retaliation, vandalism, criminal damaging, criminal trespass and possession of criminal tools.
A Twinsburg man has been found guilty for child pornography.
Nicholas Castagnola, 24, was found guilty on all 10 counts of child pornography charges on Thursday.
Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Tom Parker was the presiding judge in the case. Castagnola waived his right to a jury trial on Sept. 7.
Castagnola was arrested on June 29, 2010 when the Twinsburg Police Department searched his residence at 2421 Haverhill Road. Detectives were investigating charges of retaliation, criminal trespass and criminal damaging.
Police the obtained two computers from his home and found 350 pictures and 72 videos of suspected child pornography.
Castagnola is scheduled to have his sentencing on October 18.
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