Tenorio takes deal in pregnant woman assault case

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There will be no trial for Joshua H. Tenorio as he has taken a plea deal with the government.

The Attorney General’s Office says that they would be able to prove that Joshua Tenorio assaulted a pregnant woman and a child at trial but there will be no trial as Tenorio has taken a deal with the government.

Joshua H. Tenorio pled guilty to family violence as a third-degree felony and child abuse as a misdemeanor as part of a deal he struck with the Attorney General.

Tenorio has been incarcerated on pre-trial detention for four months and six days. He was arrested in August on charges that he assaulted and threatened to kill a pregnant woman known to him and also hit an 8-year-old child who witnessed the altercation.

Court documents state that Tenorio told the child that he would continue to beat the woman each time he was released from jail.

As part of the deal, Tenorio will not be facing the maximum five years in prison for the offenses and instead will be released from prison on Jan. 10. He is ordered to have no contact with the adult victim.

Tenorio has requested that he undergo treatment at the Lighthouse recovery center, admitting to the court that he was under the influence of drugs at the time of the incident. The next hearing is set for Jan. 7.

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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.