BUCKS COUNTY, PA — The Pennsylvania man who kept a detailed diary of rape fantasies and hundreds of real estate agents’ addresses on file in an attempt to lure an agent to a house and attack her has disturbing messages on his Facebook page that date back several years.
What appears to be Frank Yeager’s Facebook page is clearly a digital window into the mind of a very disturbed individual who is obsessed with real estate agents. The page is a mix of posts with links to digital contact information for female real estate professionals, real estate listings, and rantings about hell.
On November 21, just four days before he attacked and attempted to rape his victim, Yeager posted “OPEN HOUSE DECEMBER 21 ST BRIGHT AND EARLY LIVING SPACE IN HELL IS TIGHT BUY NOW BEFORE IT IS TO LATE REMEMBER HELLS REALTOR GREETS YOU.”
Yeager was sentenced to the maximum 10 to 20 years in state prison for the attempted rape.
Prosecutors said that Yeager’s diary and computer searches showed a man obsessed with targeting and raping a Realtor. Pennsylvania State Police say that Yeager spent months accumulating a list of more than 200 names of realtors. He found out their home and business addresses, cyberstalked their Facebook pages, and discovered which churches and schools they attended.
When he set his sights on his intended victim, Yeager allegedly spent five months figuring out her schedule before he made his move. On November 25, 2012, Yeager closed the drapes, turned off the lights, and lured his intended victim to a secluded model house in Upper Macungie Township.
When she initially resisted meeting him at the model home due to his strange behavior, Yeager tried luring her with the claim that there had been a water leak at the house. But Yeager later fled when his plan was foiled by of the victim’s male coworkers appearing on the scene.
Police say the defendant’s diary explained that he planned to rape a woman, possibly kill others, and then commit suicide. They found items including rope, chains, guns, a ski mask, duct tape, and other creepy items in his trunk.
His last post, in December 2012, seemed to hint at thoughts of self-harm. He wrote on Facebook that he was “looking forward to exploring the universe … put this world in the rear view.”
Yeager’s diary entry for that day read:
“I have been planning and wanted this my whole life … the help I need is too great and I would rather die. I truly enjoy the hunt and cannot wait for my prize.”
In his appeal, Yeager claimed he had an ineffective lawyer who did not challenge the legality of his confession to police. Yeager believed that if the confession had been thrown out, the remaining evidence would have been insufficient for a conviction. But in the opinion, the court noted that ultimately it was Yeager’s decision to plead guilty, and ruled against him.
It’s unclear whether anyone in Yeager’s social circle noticed the posts, and perhaps attempted to get him help or intervene in any fashion — most of the threads contained only comments that he wrote to himself.