Southern California website rapist sentenced

Nov 8, 2014 10:02 AM by News Staff

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - A San Diego County man who raped two women he met through online dating sites has been sentenced to 37 years to life in prison.

U-T San Diego says Sean Banks was sentenced Friday for 2009 and 2012 attacks on women he met through the sites ChristianMingle and

At trial, one woman said the Del Mar man forced himself on her during their first date, although she told him to stop.

The defense argued that Banks, a computer technician and former Navy lieutenant, stopped his sexual advances when the women asked him.

At his sentencing, Banks said he'd consider giving up appealing his conviction if one victim would pass a lie-detector test.

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