WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida deputy has been sentenced to eight years in prison for trying to rape a woman he met during a call.
The Palm Beach Post reports that 39-year-old Jason Nebergall was sentenced Wednesday. He was convicted last month of one count of attempted sexual battery with a weapon and one count of battery.
Authorities say the Palm Beach County deputy had responded to the woman’s Greenacres home several times in July 2016 over a fight between the woman and her landlord. The woman testified that during one visit, Nebergall grabbed her hair, kissed her and tried to rape her from behind but stopped because he didn’t have a condom.
Nebergall testified that the woman lifted her shirt and touched his arm, but he pushed her away.
Prosecutors say DNA evidence supported the woman’s story.
Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com