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Former deputy gets 3 years for trying to rape woman

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A former Florida deputy has been sentenced to three years in prison for trying to rape a woman.

Jason Nebergall, 42, was sentenced Thursday in Palm beach County circuit court after pleading guilty to battery and attempted sexual battery as part of a plea deal.

He was previously found guilty by a jury and sentenced to eight years in prison, but appeals court later threw out the conviction because of improper testimony.

Nebergall in 2016 had responded to the victim’s home over a fight between the woman and her landlord.

DNA evidence supported the victim’s allegations that Nebergall later tried to rape her.