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Man accused of making threats to woman in O.C. jail

March 26, 2012 | 10:28 pm

A man who worked as a community services officer with the Orange County Sheriff's Department is expected to be arraigned Tuesday on two counts of violating a protective order by making negative and threatening comments to a female inmate at the jail, authorities said.

Jaime Robert Galvez, 42, is charged with making the comments after the woman had been booked into the Orange County Jail on suspicion of robbery. Galvez had had a previous romantic relationship with the woman, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.

Galvez allegedly made the threats, which included profane language and degrading names, knowing that all phone calls with inmates are recorded by authorities at the jail, the district attorney's office said in a statement. The calls were recorded between March and April 2011.

At the time, Galvez was working for the Sheriff's Department.

The protective order was issued in June 2010 in Riverside County and barred Galvez from making any negative comments toward the woman for three years. The order stemmed from a criminal case in which Galvez was convicted of making criminal threats against the woman, prosecutors said.

Galvez is scheduled to be arraigned on the two misdemeanor counts at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.

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