SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ A San Francisco man has received the maximum prison term for the sexual assault on a woman authorities describe as a transgender prostitute.

A judge sentenced Donzell Francis to 17 years and eight months Monday after jurors found him guilty in December of forcible sexual assault, robbery and other charges for the 2007 attack in the city's Tenderloin district.

In sentencing the 41-year-old Francis to the maximum term, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Donald Mitchell cited his ``complete lack of remorse'' for the attack.

Police say DNA evidence has linked Francis to the rape and strangulation of another transgender prostitute in 2007, though no charges have been filed.