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Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney seeking protective order after alleged harassment and threats

Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve T. Descano delivers remarks at a press conference in Fairfax (File photo by Jay Westcott)

Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano is seeking a protective order against a man allegedly making threats against him and his family, WJLA first reported.

The man, whose name was redacted, was prosecuted by Descano’s office for other incidents of harassment and violating protective orders.

Descano received an emergency protective order on April 1 and is seeking a preliminary protective order after he said the harassment escalated.

“I feel that his latest actions constitute threats such that my family and I require a protective order to protect our health and safety,” Descano wrote.

He said the man harassed him at rallies and mailed documents addressed to his wife at their home address, saying he would “be visiting our neighborhood in the future.”

Descano said the tone of the messages has become more aggressive “as we close in on his next trial date.”