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Court: Attempted Rapist Will Not Get New Sentence

A Pennsylvania man who was convicted for plotting to rape a real estate agent will not be allowed to seek a new prison sentence, a court has ruled.

A state Superior Court ruled that Frank Yeager, who was sentenced to 10 to 20 years of jail time for attempted rape, would not get a chance for a new sentence, according to LeHigh Valley Live.

Yeager allegedly planned to rape a female real estate agent inside a model home and possibly kill other people before committing suicide. Authorities found rope, chains, duct tape and gun inside of his truck.

They also found binoculars, a black ski mask, knives, scissors, and an electric cable stripper in Yeager's home.

Yeager, 33, had a diary which was filled with his plans to rape the woman. Police said he planned the attack for five months, finding out her employer and her work schedule. He also wrote about going to shopping malls to fantasize about raping women that he saw.

"I have been planning and wanted this my whole life," wrote Yeager in the diary. "The help I need is too great and I would rather die."

"I truly enjoy the hunt and cannot wait for my prize," he wrote. "I know it's wrong, but I cannot fight the urges, go into and open house in some new development ... and [no one] will hear her scream."

On Nov. 25, 2012, Yeager made an attempt to put his terrifying plan into action, trying to lure the woman into a dark closet inside of a model home so that he could rape her, The Associated Press reports.

The victim refused to come with Yeager to the model home, suspicious of the man's intentions, according to Penn Live. She told him to go by himself to the model house, where he reportedly turned off all of the lights and closed the drapes while he waited for her.

When she didn't come, he returned to the real estate office and said that there was a water leak, but ran away when a male employee entered the office.

Yeager pleaded guilty to the attempted rape charge in 2013, but later claimed that he did not have an effective lawyer, saying that his lawyer did not challenge the legality of his police confession. Yeager argued that if the confession had not been admitted, the remaining evidence would not have been enough to convict him.

The court said in an opinion that was filed on June 13 that if Yeager challenged the confession's admission in court, and forced a hearing where the victim would need to testify, the district attorney's office would rescind his plea offer.

Sources: LeHigh Valley Live, Penn Live, AP via WCAU / Photo credit: Pixabay

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