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Man Sentenced to 19 Years for Stalking, Wiretapping Ex-Girlfriend

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A man was sentenced to 19 years and four months in prison for stalking-related offences, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office announced Friday.

After Jose Moreno’s girlfriend broke up with him in July 2010, he kept breaking into her apartment. He stole some of her personal items, installed spyware on her computer and hid cameras in her bedroom.

Prosecutors say after the victim found the cameras, she left to stay with a friend. Moreno was able to track her down and take pictures of her without her knowing.

Moreno was hit with a restraining order and his ex moved into a new place with an alarm.

Investigators say Moreno once again tracked her down, disabled her alarm and took the lock from the back door so he could make a key. Moreno again repeatedly burglarized the home and installed a camera in a vent.

Moreno was arrested in October 2010 inside his ex-girlfriend’s home.

Serving search warrants at Moreno’s home, detectives found the victim’s property and seized his computers. On Moreno’s computer, investigators found a folder called “Stalking” that had pictures of his ex.

Moreno was found guilty of 21 counts, including burglary, stalking, wiretapping and installing spyware. He must also register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

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