MADERA DEPUTY HAD PRIOR ABUSE COMPLAINT
Jerry Saldivar, 37, is suspected of raping his wife.
The Fresno Bee
By Pablo Lopez
Friday, Mar. 13, 2009
[Excerpts] A Madera sheriff's deputy who is suspected of raping his wife and holding her against her will had a prior felony spousal abuse complaint, according to Fresno County Superior Court records. The 2007 complaint against Jerry Saldivar was dismissed after he attended Alcoholics Anonymous and anger management classes, records show. Now, the District Attorney's Office is considering new felony charges against Saldivar, stemming from a 911 call from his home March 1. Clovis police arrested Saldivar, 37, on suspicion of rape, a forcible act of sexual penetration and false imprisonment, all felony counts. Officers also arrested him on suspicion of preventing a 911 call from being made, a misdemeanor. Court records said he videotaped the alleged attack... The divorce file also contains a Clovis police report on a Dec. 31, 2006, incident that led to the 2007 felony spousal abuse complaint against Saldivar. Included in the file are color photographs of the woman's injuries, including a bruised eye. According to that police report, she told officers that Saldivar grabbed her by the neck and then pushed her to the floor and sat on her. She tried to call 911, but he knocked the phone out of her hand and threatened her, the police report said. Spousal abuse charges were filed Jan. 5, 2007... The case was dismissed Oct. 11, 2007... The couple will return to court April 1 to determine whether the restraining order should remain in effect. Madera County sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart said the law prevents her from talking about Saldivar because it is a personnel issue. But she said the Sheriff's Department is conducting its own internal affairs investigation... [Full article here]
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