Charges against Tenorio reduced to violation for lack of evidence

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The girlfriend of a former Department of Corrections officer, accused of threatening a witness in her boyfriend’s case, has pleaded out of her case, reducing the charges against her to a mere violation.

Charissa Tenorio, who is the sister of Lt. Gubernatorial candidate Josh Tenorio, was accused of terrorizing a Guam Police Department informant who she allegedly believed turned her boyfriend, ex DOC officer Frankie Rosalin, in to authorities.

Tenorio did not plead guilty to any criminal charges in the indictment. Instead a negotiated agreement only requires her to admit to a violation of civil liability which is essentially a traffic ticket.

According to legal counsel, Attorney Jacque Terlaje, the dismissal of felony charges in exchange for a ticket speaks volumes about the lack of evidence in the case.

Charissa Tenorio’s case was closed today.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.