LOS ANGELES SHERIFF’S DEPUTY CHARGED WITH VIOLATING PROTECTIVE ORDER BY SHOWING UP AT EX-GIRLFRIEND’S WORK

OCDASeal

Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
Case # 08NM09634


 


August 5, 2008

Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486

LOS ANGELES SHERIFF’S DEPUTY CHARGED
WITH VIOLATING PROTECTIVE ORDER BY SHOWING UP AT EX-GIRLFRIEND’S WORK

FULLERTON – A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy was charged yesterday with one misdemeanor count of violating a protective order for showing up at his ex-girlfriend’s work. Abel Avina Medina, 44, Bell Gardens, faces a maximum sentence of one year in jail if convicted. The People will be requesting $50,000 bail. Medina is expected to be arraigned this morning, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, in Department N-14, North Justice Center, Fullerton.

Medina, a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, has known Jane Doe since 2000. The couple, who share a child, split up in early July 2008. Jane Doe obtained a protective order requiring that the defendant have no contact with her. On July 28, 2008, Medina is accused of showing up at Jane Doe’s work in La Habra.

Deputy District Attorney Gary Logalbo of the Family Protection Unit is prosecuting this case. 

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