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OC man starts trial for Internet assault case

Real estate broker Joseph Garcia, 51, is accused of raping two women he met on a dating website.

March 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The trial of an Irvine man accused of raping two women he met on a dating website started on Tuesday.

Real estate broker Joseph Garcia, 51, met the women through the website MillionaireMatch.com. Garcia is also accused of raping a woman he met at a post office.

He is charged with six felony counts of forced sodomy and two felony counts of rape.

The defense contends the women were opportunists seeking to exploit Garcia.

If convicted, Garcia faces a maximum of 120 years to life in prison.