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Alleged California kidnapper's lawyer: Wife fabricated crimes because couple was breaking up

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The home of suspect Isidro Garcia, the top floor, left apartment

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The home of suspect Isidro Garcia, the top floor, left apartment "G" is photographed in Bell Gardens, Calif., on Wednesday, May. 21, 2014. Garcia was arrested Wednesday for allegedly kidnapping a 15-year-old girl in Santa Ana in 2004 then repeatedly physically and sexually assaulting her over the course of 10 years. He was booked for kidnap for rape, and lewd acts with a minor and false imprisonment.

SANTA ANA, Calif. - The attorney for a man charged with abducting a California teen 10 years ago and forcing her into marriage says her claims of physical and sexual abuse are lies made up because the couple is breaking up.

Attorney Charles Frisco said Thursday outside a brief court hearing that his client, Isidro Medrano Garcia, denies all the allegations, never hit his wife, and would never have prevented her from leaving.

Garcia was charged earlier Thursday with five felony counts, including rape and kidnapping to commit a sexual offence.

The woman, now 25, came forward this week and told police that Garcia had abducted her, and then through physical, mental and sexual abuse, kept her from reuniting with her family since her 2004 disappearance.

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