Felon Parolee Sentenced for Rapes
District Attorney Jan Scully announced recently that the Honorable Judge Greta Fall sentenced Frank William Rackley Sr. to 141 years to life in prison. On May 21, 2012, Rackley was convicted by a jury of two counts of rape and two counts of forcible sexual penetration.
On June 22, 2011, Rackley picked up a 30-year-old woman who was working as a prostitute.
He drove the victim to a secluded location, where he raped her in his truck. On July 22, 2011,Rackley picked up a 16-year-old girl who was working as a prostitute. He drove the second victim to a secluded location, where he raped her in the cab of his truck.
The case became the subject of public discussion when the juvenile victim was temporarily held in custody at juvenile hall to ensure she would appear to testify. She was later released subject to GPS monitoring. She did appear to testify at trial, and agreed to tell her story in court.
Rackley's criminal record of five prior felony convictions, including robbery and stalking, had resulted in two prior terms in state prison. He was on parole, and had evaded supervision to become a parolee-at-large, at the time he committed these rapes.