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Father: Rape, Incest Accusations ‘All Lies’

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PATERSON, N.J. (AP) – A New Jersey man accused of raping five of his daughters and impregnating three says the charges against him are “all lies.”

Under questioning by his lawyer Wednesday, the man said claims by his former wife and daughter that they were routinely abused or sexually assaulted can’t be true. He said such actions would have drawn the attention of neighbors or police.

He has yet to be questioned by the prosecution.

The former wife, and a daughter who says she bore him a child, have testified that he told them he wanted to create “pure” family bloodlines.

The man has pleaded not guilty.

The Associated Press generally doesn’t identify victims of sexual crimes and is not reporting the names of the husband and wife to protect the identities of their children, now over 18.

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