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Man arrested in Facebook threat on ex-girlfriend's family

January 23, 2012 |  6:15 pm

A 22-year-old parolee was arrested Sunday when he allegedly made threats via Facebook to “put a hit” on his 15-year-old girlfriend’s family after they forbade him from seeing her, police said.

Raul Reinoso of Glendale was arrested at his home in the 300 block of East Chestnut Street on suspicion of making a criminal threat, unlawful sex with a minor and oral copulation with a minor, according to Glendale police.

The girl’s parents told police that Reinoso threatened them on Facebook after they logged into their daughter’s social network account and sent him a message saying that he was not allowed to see her again, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

“The family wasn’t going to put up with it,” he said.

Reinoso allegedly replied in Facebook messages that he was “going to put a hit on her family,” Lorenz told the Glendale News-Press.

Reinoso, who told police he was on parole for armed robbery and claimed ties to a Los Angeles-based gang, was allegedly with the girl for about seven months.

Once her family learned about their sexual relationship, they tried to put a stop to it and changed her Facebook account password, Lorenz said.


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