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Man accused of exposing himself in Placerville shortly after registering as sex offender

Esteban Rocha
Esteban Rocha Booking photo, Placerville Police Department

Placerville police on Tuesday arrested a man accused of exposing himself a few minutes after he registered with the Police Department as a sex offender.

Police said Esteban Rocha, 51, a convicted sex offender, went to the Police Department about 11:50 a.m. to register as a sex offender as required by state law and as a condition of his parole. He completed the registration and left the Police Department at 12:30 p.m.

Approximately 25 minutes later, police received a 911 call reporting a man matching Rocha’s description exposing himself to a woman in the 1300 block of Broadway, a short distance from the police station. Officers responded and detained Rocha. They said he was identified by the woman and arrested.

Rocha was booked into El Dorado County Jail for a parole violation and on suspicion of committing indecent exposure with prior convictions.

Police noted that information on sex registrants in the area can be found on the Placerville Police Department mobile app in the sex offender module and on the Department of Justice’s Megan’s Law Page.