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Soledad man found guilty of 28 domestic violence related charges

MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. - A Soledad man was found guilty of 28 charges related to domestic violence.

Some of the charges include stalking, felony vandalism, dissuading witnesses and violating a domestic violence restraining order. 36-year-old Rudy Valentino Revillas. was also found guilty of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

After a 2013 break up, the Monterey County District Attorney says Revillas began a pattern of intimidation and harassment that left the victim, identified as Jane Doe, in a constant state of fear.

Over four year, Revillas vandalized Doe's vehicle, threatened to kill her and her family numerous times. He also followed Doe to different locations around the community.

In 2016, Revillas began to hide outside of Doe's home and watched her. Revillas violated a restraining order taking Doe's phone as she tried to call police and threw it on a neighbor's roof. Two more criminal protective orders were issued the next day.

On May 31, 2017, Revillas suspected Doe had a male visitor and became enraged trying to break down her front door.  Soledad police arrested Revillas before he could get inside the house.

While in custody, Revillas continued to threaten, harass and intimidate Jane Doe by calling her, sending letters and having their young child ask Doe not to testify.

Cell phone records show that Revillas called Doe 844 times and sent her 1,036 text messages in the first three months of 2017.

He faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of eight years in state prison.

If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic violence and need assistance, call the YWCA at 831-372-6300 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).


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