PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — A 38-year-old man was due in court Friday to face charges that he stole a Pasadena high school teacher’s identity and sent explicit pictures to colleagues and students, prosecutors said.
David Galvan, 38, faces one felony count each of false impersonation and identity theft, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Galvan also faces charges of one misdemeanor count of Internet/electronic impersonation and three misdemeanor counts of obscene matter, Deputy District Attorney Christine Kee said.
On July 10, Galvan allegedly sent naked pictures of ex-boyfriend and John Muir High School teacher Richard Rosa from the victim’s work email, according to Kee. The explicit photos were allegedly sent to teachers, students and others in the ex-boyfriend’s contact list, Kee added.
Officials said Galvan learned he was wanted by police and that he fled to Oregon.
With the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Office, Galvan was detained Oct. 21 in Hillsboro, Ore.
Galvan waived an extradition hearing and was transported Oct. 30 to the Pasadena City Jail.
He remains in custody after being transferred to the LA County Jail.
Rosa has been a teacher at the school since 2007. Hundreds of students signed a petition to keep Rosa’s job.
If convicted as charged, Galvan faces a possible maximum penalty of six years and two months in state prison to be served in county jail.