A Utica man is behind bars after being accused of stalking a woman in the Downtown area.

Police received a complaint from the female victim that an individual, who was not known to her, had repeatedly made her feel unsafe. She had filed several complaints prior to the latest incident with Utica Police.

The victim was able to give a description of the man and police later located and identified him as 36-year-old Dewayne Denis who was charged with Stalking in the 4th degree.

Denis was also arrested on a separate investigation for Patronizing a Prostitute after agreeing to pay an undercover officer for sex.

The Utica Police Department is asking anyone who may have had a similar encounter in the downtown area to contact them at 315-223-3510.

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