A neighbor who lives two doors down from the Sacramento-area home owned by disgraced, now ex-Assemblyman Mike Duvall says on a local television station's website today that he saw a younger, blonde woman there at least six times and, when asked if she's the woman in a photograph of energy lobbyist Heidi De Jong Barsuglia, answered, "I would say, pretty much."
Duvall resigned from the Assembly last week after the Weekly's R. Scott Moxley and KCBS/KCAL TV's Dave Lopez broke the explosive details of the Yorba Linda Republican's open-mic confession of extra-marital relations that included spanking, oral sex with and ogling the underwear of two paid lobbyists, one of whom some media outlets have identified as Barsuglia.
Facing possible ethics and criminal probes despite his resignation, the married father of two later amended his mea culpa to say his statement does not necessarily constitute an admission of guilt, calling his sexy talk to Assemblyman Jeff Miller (R-Mission Viejo) "inappropriate storytelling." In announcing it was launching its own probe, Sempra Energy indicated Barsuglia denied having an affair with Duvall and that the San Diego-based energy services company stands by its employees.
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Duvall's home away from his Orange County home is in the western part of Natomas, which is north of downtown Sacramento. The four bedroom, two bath, 1,800-square-foot house was purchased by Duvall and his wife Susan three years ago, according to property records.
Nobody answered the Duvalls' door when a reporter from KCRA/Channel 3 in Sacramento knocked today.
But the neighbor two doors down did, saying he remembers seeing the former lawmaker at the house and also a younger, blonde woman. She parked her BMW on the street.
"The only thing I could say is she was pretty," said the neighbor, who later identified her as the woman in the Barsuglia photo.