Police: Ex-boyfriend sent nude photos of Pasadena teacher to students

An angry ex-boyfriend allegedly hacked into a John Muir High School teacher’s work email account to send nude photos of the educator to more than 200 students and staff, Pasadena police said Thursday.

David Galvan, 38, was arrested on suspicion of unlawfully accessing science teacher Richard Rosa’s school district email account and sending the photographs on July 10 while the teacher was out of the country.

The email, with the subject line “Enjoy,” contained four nude photographs of Rosa.


The motivation: Galvan was angry about their relationship ending, according to police Lt. Terysa Rojas.

The photographs prompted a police investigation and Pasadena Unified Supt. Jon Gundry to issue an apology to the email’s recipients.

A student also started an online petition to save Rosa’s job, even though district officials said he was not in danger of being fired.

An arrest warrant for Galvan was issued July 28 on five charges, including identity theft, sending obscene matter and impersonating Rosa, police said.

Galvan allegedly tried to avoid arrest by fleeing to another state, but U.S. Marshals officials were able to track him down to Hillsboro, Ore. on Oct. 21.

After waiving extradition, Galvan was transported Wednesday to Pasadena city jail, Rojas said.

He was released Thursday after posting bail and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 21.

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