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Judge sets restraining orders on David, Sharon Peralta

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David Peralta and then-fiancee Sharon during his Jan. 10, 2012 swearing-in as parish president (St. Bernard Sheriff's Office photo) David Peralta and then-fiancee Sharon during his Jan. 10, 2012 swearing-in as parish president (St. Bernard Sheriff's Office photo)
NEW ORLEANS, (WVUE) -

An attorney for the president of St. Bernard Parish calls Sharon Peralta's rape allegations "premeditated scheming."

David Peralta's attorney spoke off camera with reporters Friday, following a court hearing in St. Bernard Parish. At that court hearing, ad hoc judge Michael Kirby ordered the Peraltas to both cease any contact or communication with each other. The temporary restraining order for both sides will last until at least February 18, the next court date.

After the hearing, David Peralta's attorney responded to the allegations made by Sharon Peralta that her husband raped and sexually assaulted her in their St. Bernard Parish home in October. Adele Faust told reporters, "We were glad Mrs. Peralta gave her interview because now we have her lies locked in. We have documents and pictures to prove it."

Faust did not provide reporters with any documents or pictures to prove the incident didn't occur, but did say, "It's really a tragedy, what Sharon Peralta has done to her husband. She's trying to ruin his reputation as a parish president, his personal reputation and also trying to bring criminal charges against him. It's really horrific what she's done."

Peralta claims her husband raped and sexually assaulted her, and gave FOX 8 News photos and a copy of her medical report, which showed a sprained neck and vaginal tearing.

But David Peralta's attorney said Sharon Peralta rented an apartment about a month prior to the alleged incident. And in response to Sharon Peralta's allegations, she said, "We believe it's premeditated, and the lease agreement speaks for itself."

Faust says the couple had marital issues before the alleged incident, but those issues were not related to any form of abuse. She added that Sharon "threatened him while they were together before the alleged incident that, if they break up, she would destroy him."

Sharon Peralta's attorney, Vernon Thomas, sent us a statement, writing, "Sharon Peralta stands by her prior statements.  The facts will be proven in future court proceedings."

Sharon Peralta did not attend Friday's hearing. At the February 18 hearing, the judge is expected to decide on financial support until the divorce is final.

The state attorney general is still investigating the incident.

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