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October 1, 2004
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Man denies kidnapping teen

A Gardnerville Ranchos man denied kidnapping and raping a 19-year-old woman, but remains in Douglas County jail on $500,000 bail.

Justice of the Peace Jim EnEarl refused to decrease the bail for Kenneth Pestana, 48, at a hearing Friday in justice court. Pestana is scheduled to appear at a 9 a.m., Oct. 13 hearing.

Pestana's attorney, Arnold Brock, said the19-year-old victim made up the charges. Brock said the victim was Pestana's housekeeper.

"We certainly dispute these charges the individual alleges and we will fight them tooth and nail," he said. "We think there is a very serious problem with this …

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 1, 2004 06:50PM Published Oct 1, 2004 12:00AM Copyright 2004 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.