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Placerville man accused of stalking, making sexually suggestive phone calls

John Devito
John Devito El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office

A Placerville man accused of making sexually suggestive phone calls to women and stalking one victim has been arrested.

Over the past six months, El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies have taken several reports of a man calling women and making rude, sexually suggestive comments on the phone. The women did not know the man’s identity. While on the phone, they could hear sounds of sexual activity in the background. The man moaned and, at times, said the woman’s name, according to a Sheriff’s Office Facebook post.

Detectives identified 43-year-old John Devito as the suspect and arrested him on suspicion of stalking one victim..

Detectives are investigating several other reported cases that may be related and believe there may be additional victims, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation or who has received similar calls is asked to call Detective Rich Horn at 530-642-4729.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy