Dover Heights man charged after allegedly making threatening or sexual calls to 100 people

A Dover Heights man will face court on Thursday after allegedly making threatening or sexually explicit calls to about 100 people across Queensland, NSW and Victoria since 2018.

Gerard Vamadevan, 53, has been charged with almost 30 telecommunications offences after allegedly making the calls.

Gerard Vamadevan, of Dover Heights, has been refused bail by police and is due to appear in court on Thursday.

Gerard Vamadevan, of Dover Heights, has been refused bail by police and is due to appear in court on Thursday.Credit:NSW Police

The calls were made to men and women known to Vamadevan in both his personal and work life, police say. Police claim 29 people received multiple calls.

The calls were linked to more than a dozen mobile numbers.

Vamadevan was arrested following a vehicle stop about 7.30am on Wednesday, when police seized two mobile phones.

Police later executed a search warrant at a nearby home, where they seized a further eight mobile phones.

Vamadevan was charged with 25 counts of using a carriage service to menace/harass/offend, and two counts each of using a carriage service to threaten to kill and using a carriage service to threaten serious harm.

He was refused police bail and will appear at Waverley Local Court on Thursday. Police say further charges are expected.

The Morning Edition newsletter is our guide to the day’s most important and interesting stories, analysis and insights. Sign up here.

Most Viewed in National

Posted by WordPress Guru