A 44-year-old man was arrested for allegedly threatening to ambush and rape real estate agents in several counties across Mississippi, the local Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department reports. The man also claims to have already carried out his threats four times.
Frank Mainka, a convicted sex offender, is in police custody.
In the first week of this year, a local real estate professional in Lowndes County reported to police she had received multiple calls and text messages that were graphic in nature and described violent events the male caller wanted to commit. The man from the calls stated he was going to have his wife arrange an appointment with her to view a property, but then he would show up instead to sexually assault the agent. The man called while the real estate professional was at the sheriff’s office reporting the phone calls. Police heard the conversation over speakerphone.
The suspect has allegedly claimed to police that he has carried out his threats of ambush and rape at least four times in the past, WCBI.com reports. Police are investigating the claims.
“He made the statement that he’s committed these offenses in the past, and that he wasn’t called for doing that,” Lowndes County Sheriff Eddie Hawkins told WCBI.com. “So if we’ve had victims that have been involved in that kind of activity, we would sure like to know who they are.”
Any other victims or those with information are encouraged to contact the sheriff’s department at 662-328-6788 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.
#BREAKING: Lowndes Co. Sheriff's Dept. announces arrest of Frank Mainka for cyberstalking & failure to register as a sex offender. He allegedly threatened women realtors with having his wife set up an appointment to view a property where he says he would then show up & rape them pic.twitter.com/9EK8V4piz9— Stephen Pimpo (@spimpojr) January 11, 2022