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Girlfriend insists man is innocent

Fri., Oct. 22, 2010

The girlfriend of a Spokane Valley man accused of trying to lure teenage girls while masturbating in his car says he’s wrongly accused.

“I know 100 percent for a fact he didn’t do those things,” Marina Corbin told The Spokesman-Review. “I’m with him every day.”

Michael J. McBride, 28, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two counts of indecent exposure and one count of luring. He was arrested Oct. 6 after police said two of three alleged victims identified him from a photo montage.

Corbin said McBride plans to take the case to trial and will obtain phone records and witness statements to prove his innocence.

A police news release said McBride was spotted in the area of a reported luring incident and couldn’t name the student he said he’d dropped off; Corbin said she knows the man McBride was with and said he’s willing to talk to police.

Police said a third victim accurately described his white Subaru, but Corbin said McBride’s Subaru is gray.

McBride remains in Spokane County Jail on $50,000 bond.

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