WETHERSFIELD — Here’s a tip for swingers: Don’t secretly videotape sex with a mistress, post the tape on the Internet without her permission, and then lie about it …
… Especially if you’re married …
… And having a separate affair with a third woman …
… And trying to make sure that none of the three knows about the other two.
Police say Lt Col Richard Levitt, 42, of Wethersfield, taped a sexual romp with one of his girlfriends and posted it on a wife-swappers website. She found out about it, and also learned that he had another girlfriend and a wife, court records say.
The two furious girlfriends showed up together on Lt Col Levitt’s doorstep at 2 a.m. March 25 to confront him, police said.
That confrontation led to his arrest last weekend on charges of voyeurism and disseminating voyeuristic material. He also has been charged with giving police a false statement.
On Monday, Lt Col Levitt, an emergency medical technician and reservist in the Air National Guard, stood silently in New Britain Superior Court as his attorney, John Henneberger, said his client denies the allegations.
“Lt Col Levitt has no prior arrest record, has an excellent service record, volunteered with the Civil Air Patrol youth program, and will not bolt,” Henneberger said.
Judge William Wollenberg set bail at $50,000 and ordered Levitt to have no contact with the woman he videotaped if he is released before his May 11 court date.
Police say the woman Lt Col Levitt videotaped found out about the illicit movie on March 24, when she noticed her image on the screen of Lt Col Levitt’s personal laptop. It was open, and a miniature camera was set up on top of it. The camera was pointed toward a bed in the hotel bedroom where the two were staying, court records say.
“The woman found computer files containing information on other women,” authorities said. “That’s how she learned about the video posted on the website and the other girlfriend,” court records say.
She also found a form that listed personal information about Lt Col Levitt, records say. She learned from the form that Lt Col Levitt was married and lived with his wife in Wethersfield, CT. She called the home number and left a message [for the wife] on the answering machine. She told Lt Col Levitt’s wife what he had been doing to her,” court records say.
When the two mistresses went to Lt Col Levitt’s home to confront him, the woman who had been videotaped broke a pane of glass in the front door. She was subsequently charged with breach of peace after Lt Col Levitt signed a complaint.