Prescott man arrested for alleged breach of privacy

MOUND CITY – Authorities with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 41-year-old Prescott man on Friday, Aug. 5, on two counts of alleged breach of privacy. Bradley Jay Casida was taken into custody for allegedly taking videos with a hidden recording device without consent and then disseminating those videos.

Casida, who was already a registered sex offender following a 2004 felony conviction for indecent solicitation of 15-year-old, remained in custody on Monday on a $100,000 bond. The alleged victim in Friday’s arrest is a 15-year-old female, Linn County Sheriff Kevin Friend said.


Deputies also served a search warrant of Casida’s home at 222 W. Oak St. in Prescott and seized property from the home. That property is still being processed, Friend said on Monday.


He said initial evidence provided enough information to make the arrest on breach of privacy charges, however, he expects that as investigators continue processing the evidence more serious charges will be made.


The sheriff said that preliminary evidence came to light on Friday, and his officers worked quickly to get Casida into custody.


“Based on the information we had, we just wanted to get him into custody,” Friend said. He added that anytime his office has a child victim case, particularly with a known sex offender, investigators work quickly to make an arrest.

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