Fort Bragg man accused of sexually assaulting intoxicated minor
Originally published 3-22-21
by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
“On 03-16-2021, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were contacted by the mother of a 16 year-old female who had reported being sexually assaulted beginning on or about 03-15-2021.
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Detectives were contacted and took over the investigation.
Robert Devito Jr. was identified as the suspected perpetrator. Based on the information learned, the juvenile female was identified as being provided alcohol, becoming intoxicated beyond her ability to provide consent and was sexually assaulted.
On 03-16-2021, during follow-up investigations, a search warrant was served at a residence in the 28000 block of Madsen Lane and a residence in the 400 block of South McPherson Street both being in Fort Bragg, California.
Devito Jr. was contacted and arrested for rape of an intoxicated person (261 (a)(3 PC), oral copulation of an intoxicated person (287(i) PC) and statutory rape of a person with more than a 3-year age difference (261.5 (c) PC).
Devito Jr. was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he subsequently bailed to appear on $100,000.00 bail.
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information related to this incident or related incidents concerning Robert Devito Jr. to contact Detective Ryan Murdaugh at by calling 707-463-4086 or the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Tip-line at 707-234-2100.”