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A 21-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday and was immediately sentenced to one year in jail for breaking his 17-year-old girlfriend’s jaw in a scuffle in Orange and videotaping himself having sex with her and sending the video to others.

Edward Simon Martinez beat up the victim, breaking her jaw in the process on May 16, 2020, according to Sgt. Phil McMullin of the Orange Police Department. He sent the videotape of the sexual activity on Dec. 15, 2020, and allegedly threatened the victim on Dec. 5 and Dec. 14, 2020, according to court records.

Martinez pleaded guilty to a felony count of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant and misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct for the unlawful dissemination of private photographs and recordings, criminal threats and violating a protective/stay away order, according to court records.

Martinez, who was 19 at the time, accepted a plea bargain that dropped a felony count of sale or distribution of child pornography and unlawful sexual intercourse.

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