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Freddy Rodriguez, Ontario city councilor, subject of new restraining order over abuse, the second in a year

Ontario City Councilor Freddy Rodriguez and Mayor Riley Hill at a Black Lives Matter protest in Ontario in 2020. New court filings claim that Rodriguez has said he has Hill's "protection." (Rachel Parsons/The Enterprise)

UPDATE: Freddy Rodriguez late Wednesday morning responded to questions from the Enterprise.

UPDATE: This article was updated with new statements from Freddy Rodriguez and Steven Romero.

ONTARIO – A state judge has restrained Ontario City Councilor Freddy Rodriguez from having contact with a former girlfriend who said in court filings she had been injured by Rodriguez.

The restraining order issued on Monday, Jan. 25, by Malheur County Circuit Court Judge Lung S. Hung bans Rodriguez from all contact with the 34-year-old woman for a year. Rodriguez is already under orders . . .