S.F. man pleads no contest to savage encounter with prostitute

Getty Images file photoDavid Patrick O'Mara

Getty Images file photoDavid Patrick O'Mara

There's the rub: A San Francisco man who claimed he was robbed during a “massage date” with a prostitute last year will receive no more than a year in San Mateo County Jail for reportedly binding, gagging and assaulting her, according to prosecutors.

That maximum sentence is part of a plea agreement reached Monday between 47-year-old real estate agent David Patrick O'Mara and prosecutors.

O'Mara pleaded no contest to false imprisonment in connection with the June 7, 2012 attack at the Travelodge on South Airport Boulevard in South San Francisco.

O'Mara, a real estate agent, believed the 20-year-old prostitute had stolen an iPad and $280 in cash from him during a meetup, police said. Later, he contacted her on myredbook.com with a false name and scheduled a meeting at the Travelodge.

Police were called to the hotel when screaming was heard coming from a room. When the officer entered the room, the prostitute had duct tape over her mouth and O'Mara was in the process of binding her legs and feet with the tape, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

He also punched her multiple times and threatened to kill her, Wagstaffe said.

O'Mara has been out of custody since November after posting a $150,000 bail bond.

He is scheduled to be sentenced July 12, Wagstaffe said.

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