A transient was sentenced to 11 years in prison Thursday for beating a woman he just met at Franklin Park in Santa Rosa. Jamel Lamar Scott, 28, pleaded no contest in February to assaulting the 18-year-old woman with intent to commit rape or other sex crime and inflicting great bodily injury, the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office said. The victim and a minor met Scott for the first time on Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa on Aug. 7 and all three agreed to socialize at Franklin Park, prosecutors said. After the minor left, Scott and the woman stayed in the park and were drinking alcohol when Scott ripped the victim’s pants and tried to rape her, the district attorney’s office said. The victim fought back and yelled and Scott beat her violently in the head and face, prosecutors said. A passerby found the woman in the dirt, her face bleeding and swollen and without pants on. She suffered fractures to her eye socket and sinuses, blood loss, a head injury and facial lacerations, according to the district attorney’s office. She was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Scott, whose last known address was in Rohnert Park, was arrested by Santa Rosa police Aug. 12 in the 600 block of Hoen Avenue for violating a restraining order involving another woman.
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