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Judge keeps restraining order in place against Rodriguez

Councilor Freddy Rodriguez. (Liliana Frankel/The Enterprise)

ONTARIO – A state judge has determined that Ontario City Councilor Freddy Rodriguez was a continued threat to an ex-girlfriend, extending by a year her restraining order.

Malheur Circuit Judge Erin Landis ruled on Friday, May 21, that “a person in petitioner’s situation would reasonably fear further acts of abuse” by Rodriguez “if the restraining order is not renewed.”

The Enterprise doesn’t identify victims of domestic abuse.

Landis ruled after the woman sought to extend a restraining order issued last year that required Rodriguez to stay away from her.

In her new filing, the woman listed Rodriguez’s conduct towards her while they were dating, his history of domestic abuse and his erratic and belligerent behavior on Facebook and at city events.

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