Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A man who allegedly sent nude photos of his ex-boyfriend — a high school teacher in Pasadena — to other educators and students pleaded not guilty today to criminal charges.

David Galvan, 38, is charged with one felony count each of false personation and identity theft, along with one misdemeanor count of Internet/electronic impersonation and three misdemeanor counts of obscene matter.

Galvan allegedly sent naked pictures of his ex-boyfriend via the teacher’s Muir High School work email to teachers, students and others in his ex-boyfriend’s contact list on July 10, according to Deputy District Attorney Christine Kee.

A criminal investigation revealed that the emails were not sent by the teacher, who was out of the country when they were sent, Pasadena police Lt. Terysa Rojas said last month.

“Further investigation revealed the emails were sent by (the victim’s) estranged partner, David A. Galvan … who had unlawfully accessed (the teacher’s) Pasadena Unified School District email account,” Rojas alleged. “Suspect Galvan was reportedly angry over the relationship ending when he distributed the obscene pictures.”

Galvan is free on $110,000 bond and is due back in a Pasadena courtroom Jan. 5, when a date is scheduled to be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require him to stand trial.

He could face up to six years and two months behind bars if convicted, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

City News Service

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