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January 4, 2013
Convicted stalker sentenced to 19 years in prison

A man convicted of stalking a woman, installing spyware on her computer and hidden cameras in her bedroom has been sentenced to 19 years and four months in prison.

Jose Moreno, 32, will also be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. A jury last month convicted him of 21 counts, including stalking, first-degree burglary, wiretapping and installing spyware. He was sentenced today by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Ernest Sawtelle.

When the victim ended her relationship with Moreno in July 2010, he repeatedly broke into her home, stole personal items, installed spyware on her computer and installed hidden cameras in her bedroom, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney's Office news release. When the victim found the hidden cameras, she left her apartment and stayed with a friend.

Moreno tracked her down at her friend's house and spent hours photographing her without her knowledge.

The victim then obtained a restraining order and moved to another residence with an alarm system. Moreno again tracked her down, disabled the alarm at the new residence, removed the locking mechanism from her back door and created a key allowing him access to her house. Authorities said he repeatedly burglarized the third house, taking personal items and installing a camera in a heater vent.

On Oct. 2, 2010, Moreno was arrested inside the woman's home. Searches of Moreno's residence turned up numerous items belonging to the victim, and computer devices revealed Moreno's stalking efforts, including a folder titled "Stalking" that contained pictures of the victim, officials said.

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