FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A homeless man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attacking a woman on a Fayetteville trail last year.
James Dacy, 25, pleaded guilty Tuesday (Oct. 29) in Washington County Circuit Court to kidnapping and third-degree battery.
Dacy will also have to register as a sex offender.
Fayetteville police arrested Dacy on May 18, 2018, after he attacked a woman on the Scull Creek Trail.
Dacy dragged the woman to a nearby pond and tried to sexually assault her before she was able to fight him off, according to an arrest report.
Police found Dacy covered in dirt and blood a short time later.
Dacy told police he believed had just assaulted someone because he saw a beautiful girl and “got horny” before blacking out, according to the report.
Dacy also told police he had a “rape disorder” that stemmed from abuse he suffered as a child.
The woman later identified Dacy as her attacker.