He didn’t have a prayer.
A man accused of doggedly trying to seduce two nuns at a Tenderloin soup kitchen is facing two felony counts of stalking, prosecutors said.
San Francisco parolee Dionn Taylor, 44, was held to answer Friday on charges that he creeped out the nuns with unholy catcalls during a three-day period in November.
Taylor, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, is scheduled to be arraigned Valentine’s Day.
During Friday’s hearing, one of the nuns testified she feared Taylor was going to rape her if he didn’t eventually get his way, Assistant District Attorney Omid Talai said.
The nuns run and live at a soup kitchen on Turk Street. According to testimony, Taylor tried to follow them into the soup kitchen Nov. 15 when it wasn’t open for service, Talai said.
“The defendant put his foot and head in the door and said, ‘I want to sleep with you. I want to kiss you,’” one nun said, according to Talai.
During the next two days, Taylor allegedly kept up his creepy contact.
Police arrested Taylor at the soup kitchen about 11:30 p.m. Nov. 18. He was seen peering into a window with his pants pulled down far enough to expose his pubic area but not his genitals, prosecutors said.
Taylor has a long rap sheet in San Francisco, with a conviction in 1997 for making criminal threats and another in 2009 for dealing crack. He was sentenced to two years in prison for the latter conviction, Talai said.
Taylor has been sentenced to prison four times, each for crimes committed in San Francisco, the prosecutor said. He remains in custody in connection with the latest allegations.
“In stalking cases, every safe place feels like a potential target,” Talai said Monday of the current case. “We are happy these courageous women decided to come forward and put an end to their fear.”