Scott Parks denied parole at hearing


DES MOINES, Iowa - A man convicted of attacking women in Des Moines has been denied parole.

Thirty-eight-year-old Scott Parks has served five years of a 15-year sentence for brutally bleating a Des Moines woman in 2012.

The victim, Jill Saunders, pleaded with the parole board to deny his request. She described to the board how Parks held her in a choke-hold for 30-minutes, and made other threats.

Saunders also spoke about previous abuse when Parks prevented her from going inside her home where her daughter was sleeping at the time.

“I was terrified of you. You threatened everything. You threatened my daughter’s life to me. You had her in some hypnotical state of thinking you were a good guy. You liar. You’re a sick liar,” said Saunders.

Parks will serve the rest of his sentence, but he is scheduled to be released next July.

Parks also served time for another attack on a woman in 2009.

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