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Man Sentenced To 37 Years In Prison For Dating Site Rapes

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A Del Mar man was sentenced Friday to 37 years in prison for raping two women he met on dating sites ChristianMingle.com and Match.com.Sean Banks, 39, said in court that he'd drop his appeals if one of his victims would take a polygraph test about the rapes, the L.A. Times reports - which caused a disgusted judge to observe that he had no remorse for the crimes.

The accusations from two victims were that Banks lured them to his house, then made unwanted sexual advances. At trial, one said that she objected to Banks' physical advances "at the top of my lungs."

Prosecutors sought 68 years to life.