The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office:
A Mendocino County Superior Court jury returned from its deliberations Wednesday afternoon with a guilty verdict against the trial defendant.
Lamont Alexander Dean, age 50, of Santa Rosa, was found guilty of assault with the intent to commit rape of an unconscious female, said offense occurring in Ukiah during June of last year.
The defendant also admitted a prior Strike conviction outside of the presence of the jury, said felony conviction having been entered into the records of the Solano County Superior Court in 1999.
The investigating law enforcement agencies were the Mendocino County Sheriff Department, the California Department of Justice and the District Attorney’s own Bureau of Investigations.
The prosecutor who has been handling this matter and presented the evidence to the jury is Deputy District Attorney Heidi Larson.
Mendocino County Superior Court Judge Keith Faulder presided over the six-day trial.