Dog Chapman Defends His Capture of Rapist in Mexico

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Hawaii's reality TV star, Duane Dog Chapman, is about to face a federal court in Mexico. Authorities arrested the bounty hunter last September here on Oahu in connection with his 2003 arrest of convicted rapist and fugitive Andrew Luster.

Luster had been hiding out in Mexico at the time, but bounty hunting is illegal in that country. Thursday, the Dog, along with his wife Beth Chapman and the couple's attorney, defended themselves on CNN's "Larry King Live."

The Dog said Luster is a criminal, who tried to lie about his true identity. "He said his name was David Correra. And of course I said wait a minute.  This is Andrew Stuart Luster, wanted on 86 counts of rape, got 124 hundred years in prison... of course luster spoke fluent Spanish and was telling the police officers I m not that guy, blah blah blah."

The Dog's attorney William Bollard told Larry King "best case they dismiss, the case goes away. Worst case they have to stay on trial in Puerto Vallarta on a single charge of deprivation of liberty, it carries with it a sentence range from six months to four years."

Bollard admits they have a tough fight on their hands. Their hearing starts Monday in Mexico.