Newtown man arrested after posing as healthcare provider online
By WFSB Staff
NEWTOWN, CT (WFSB) -
Police in multiple states including Connecticut are working together after a 44-year-old Newton man was allegedly posing as a healthcare provider and secretly taping women, including his own relatives who are teenagers.
Dave Anderson was arrested by the Newtown Police Department last month on child porn charges. He was released on a $100,000 bond.
But, he was arrested again recently after his estranged wife came forward after seeing disturbing images on their computer.
People were outside Anderson's home when Eyewitness News arrived, but quickly closed the front door.
Anderson also owns a beach house in Salisbury, MA and that's where police say he was taping his relatives in a bathroom. The victims were between 10 and 13 years old.
People in Newtown are shocked to learn the news.
"It's scary. It's scary to think people like that live in a small town even though Newtown isn't that small. We think of it as a safe community," said Monica Krone of Newtown.
"You think it doesn't happen in this town or any town you live in and you find it's going on and it's sick," said Brian Pisacich of Newtown.
According to police, Anderson posed as a healthcare provider contacting women through the online site Craigslist. Anderson said it was for clinical research and women interested in his services would be paid between $25 and $50.
Police said they found thousands of women being examined at his beach house through videos on Anderson's computer.
Investigators said they believe it's something that has been going on for years.
"I probably shouldn't say what I feel about this because it's unimaginable for me that this happens," Pisacich said.
"It's just a crazy world we live in. I think you just never know. I don't think we are safe anywhere anymore. It's just kind of scary," Krone said.
Anderson is also being investigated in other states including New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire and Washington.
Police hope other victims come forward.
Copyright 2012 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:25 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:25:06 GMT
Crews from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said they have been called to Bridgewater to investigate reports that a body has been found in the water.The search is being conductedMore >
Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Environmental Conservation Police said they are responding to reports that a body was found in Lake Lillinonah in Bridgewater late Tuesday morning.More >
A heartbreaking photograph is making its rounds on the Internet that shows a child in a wheelchair that has been separated fro the rest of his classmates in a class photo.According to The Province, motherMore >
A heartbreaking photograph is making its rounds on the internet that shows a child in a wheelchair that has been separated from the rest of his classmates in a class photo.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:14 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:14:08 GMT
A Westbrook man was arrested Monday evening after attempting to get people to provide him with an alcohol-free breath sample to bypass his vehicle Ignition Interlock Device. Clinton police said 67-year-oldMore >
A Westbrook man was arrested Monday evening after attempting to get people to provide him with an alcohol-free breath sample to bypass his vehicle Ignition Interlock Device.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 2:53 PM EDT2013-06-18 18:53:17 GMT
A bank teller accused of stealing from the CD accounts of mostly elderly customers has pleaded guilty to bank fraud. Federal prosecutors say 35-year-old Michelle Laudato of Farmington pleaded guilty TuesdayMore >
A bank teller accused of stealing from the CD accounts of mostly elderly customers has pleaded guilty to bank fraud.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-06-18 11:22:43 GMT
A Greenwich middle school teacher accused of threatening to "shoot up" the school has been ordered by a judge to undergo mental health counseling and to stay away from the building. Forty-six-year-oldMore >
A Greenwich middle school teacher accused of threatening to "shoot up" the school has been ordered by a judge to undergo mental health counseling and to stay away from the building.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:54:02 GMT
Police say a man charged with murdering a Connecticut college student threatened to kill her after she tried to break off their relationship shortly before she disappeared in April. Arrest and searchMore >
A Connecticut man charged with murdering his college student girlfriend and dismembering her body had threatened to kill her after she tried to break up with him, according to newly released arrest and search warrant affidavits.More >
Monday, June 17 2013 9:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:59:19 GMT
LYNCHBURG, VA (RNN) – Kimberly Burke is used to capturing emotion. As a wedding photographer, she has an eye for tender moments, like the photo she snapped of a Marine and his bride praying that has goneMore >
A quiet moment captured before a couple wed has brought collective "awws" by millions on the internet.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:41 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:41:16 GMT
Happy Saturday, Rain is on its way – as expected – but it will not hamper the entire weekend. Early this morning, there will be low clouds, fog and drizzle in many parts of Connecticut. This will haveMore >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:25 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:25:37 GMT
Connecticut State Police said they were assisting Winsted police in investigating a standoff Tuesday morning.The incident was reported in town before 10 a.m.It's unknown what led to the standoff.PoliceMore >
Connecticut State Police said they were assisting Winsted police investigating a suspicious incident in Winchester Tuesday morning.More >