65-Year-Old Man Sentenced for Threatening Woman He Met in Church

The man had previous convictions of rape, robbery and kidnapping

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    A 65-year-old Rosemead man, convicted in June of threatening to kill a woman he met in church, was sentenced to 40-years-to-life in prison Friday, authorities said.

    Frank Hernandez was convicted of making criminal threats to a woman he lured to an Alhambra coffee shop in September , the Los Angeles County District Attorney Office said.

    Hernandez was on parole for rape at the time of the incident and cut off his ankle bracelet in attempt to avoid being located, officials said.

    Once at the location, he approached the woman at gunpoint while she was still in her car and tried to enter her vehicle, prosecutors said.

    But Hernandez was thwarted in his attempts by two good Samaritans who approached him.

    He then fled but was arrested by police several hours later in his home, authorities said. 

    Hernandez admitted to prior convictions of rape, robbery and kidnapping, authorities said.