Palm Beach Gardens man arrested on allegations of sexual misconduct with 13-year-old girl

Detectives believe there may be more victims

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - A Palm Beach Gardens man is accused of committing lewd acts on a 13-year-old California girl. Now, detectives are worried there may be victims in Palm Beach County. 

Police in Huntington Beach, Calif., charged Dwight Castaldi, 42, with luring a child with intent to commit a crime and lewd or lascivious acts with a minor younger than 14.

Palm Beach Gardens police officers arrested Castaldi as an out-of-state fugitive on March 22. He was extradited to Orange County, Calif., and jailed.

Detectives from Huntington Beach believe there may be additional victims in this case. Since Castaldi is a resident of Palm Beach County, detectives from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office say they are concerned there may be victims in the county.

Castaldi is expected to be arraigned May 4 in California and his bond was set at $100,000.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Bill Springer at 561-688-4013 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

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