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Elgin man accused of cyberstalking

Updated: November 18, 2012 7:02AM

ELGIN — Bail was denied Tuesday for an Elgin man charged with multiple counts of violating an order of protection, as well as cyberstalking, in which he is accused of using Facebook to post derogatory remarks about the female victim.

Devonte M. Eaton, 19, of the 1400 block of Meyer Street, was arrested earlier that day on three felony counts of violation of an order of protection with a previous conviction for the same and the cyberstalking count, authorities said.

According to police, Eaton contacted a friend of the victim and asked that person to relay a message, contacted a co-worker of the victim to find out where she was working, and pretended to be someone else in an attempt to meet with the victim.

He also created a Facebook profile through which he contacted several people and told them the victim had HIV, and used other derogatory terms about the woman, authorities said.

In June, Eaton was charged with felony counts of making a false 911 call and violation of an order of protection. Police charge that he called 911 and reported hearing shots fired — at the apartment where the same victim lived — when there was no such incident, police said.

Eaton was given an Oct. 31 court date on the latest charges.

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