Mobile, AL: A U.S. military veteran and Purple Heart recipient pleaded guilty and admitted to faking his own death Tuesday (Aug.23, 2022) in a boating accident stunt off the coast of Alabama.
It was an attempt to avoid looming charges of raping his 14-year-old stepdaughter numerous times, eventually impregnating her.
According to the Fox News press release column:
“Scott was out on bond on charges of assaulting the girl when he faked his death in July 2018. The Orange Beach Police Department responded to a call for assistance and found a small boat in the Gulf of Mexico, about a mile away from shore, with a gun tied to it.”
The column continued:
“The dinghy was empty except for a suicide note. Authorities searched for a body for more than a week in the Gulf of Mexico.”
The note contained Scott’s social security number along with an apology of “I’m sorry.”
He is sorry- a sorry human being for repeatedly raping and impregnating a minor.
The total cost of the U.S. Coast Guard search amounted to just over $17,000. These fees will be passed on the Scott while he continues to sit in prison making $2 per day.
When fees are assessed to convicted criminals, they government takes a percentage of their monthly earnings while in prison custody until the balance is paid off.
It is unlikely he will pay it off despite catching an 85-year prison sentence for the multiple rape related charges.
The Original Rape Charges
Scott was charged and convicted with a slew of rape related charges the stemmed over a period of multiple years involving his stepdaughter.
The Fox News column reported:
“Authorities said the girl’s mother only learned of the abuse carried out by her husband after the 14-year-old’s older sister took her to the hospital and learned the victim was 10 weeks pregnant.”
Scott’s despicable act was not lessened because he was a veteran. He served in Iraq in 2011 where he was injured and received the Purple Heart. That is a long way from being on the U.S. Marshals Top 15 most wanted list.
Receiving the Purple Heart is no easy feat. According to the U.S. Army Human Resources website:
“The PH is awarded in the name of the President of the United States and per 10 USC 1131, effective 19 May 1998, is limited to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under component authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Services after 5 April 1917, has been wounded, was killed, or who has died or may hereafter die of wounds received.”
Although there’s no question of Scott’s heroics on the Iraqi battlefield, the judge showed no mercy.
Scott was handed down an 85 year prison sentence in the state of Mississippi for nine counts of sexual battery, four counts of touching a child for lustful purposes and one count of child exploitation.
Part of the long sentence may have been related to the victim’s emotional testimony in court. Fox News stated:
“According to the Sun Herald, the victim tearfully testified at the trial about how Scott had sexually assaulted her at least 30 times over several months beginning in 2016 and ending in 2017 when she learned she was pregnant.”
A DNA test confirmed Scott was the father of the child, which led to the arrest.
According to the Fox News column:
“Jacob Blair Scott pleaded guilty to charges of sending a false distress call that led to a Coast Guard search; illegally shipping weapons across state lines and giving false information.”
His fake suicide and later disappearance actually worked for a couple of years. Scott wasn’t captured until 2020 in an RV park in Oklahoma.
The fake suicide attempt occurred in 2018.
Sexual predator who posed as teen, tried to sneak into little girl’s bedroom sentenced to 30 years in prison
Posted August 6, 2022
FORT WORTH, TX: There are far too many sexual predators lurking around the internet in search of innocent prey. But there is now one less predator, at least for a long time.
Matthew Ray Flores, 34 of Fort Worth, Texas was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Chad Meacham.
Flores, a 34-year-old male posing as a teenage boy online contacted the 14-year-old female victim and made arrangements to visit her at her home.
The victim’s parents were home at the scheduled time, so a determined Flores climbed through the bedroom window. When the victim realized he wasn’t a 15-year-old boy as he claimed online, she asked him to leave.
Flores, who preyed on multiple victims, showed a disturbing amount of ambition. The epitome of sexual predators like Flores is to prey on victims at any cost and to never give up.
According to a press release issued by the Department of Justice:
“In the days that followed, Mr. Flores demanded she send him sexually explicit images of herself. She initially sent him partially-clothed photos, but eventually complied and sent nude photos.
He then informed her that because he had ‘something to use against her,’ she better let him back into her home.”
Flores wasn’t giving up on his failed bedroom window entrance attempt.
Like many sexual predators, he believed there was hope for an illicit relationship with a minor. In fact, he was just getting started and would try every disturbing trick in the book.
The Department of Justice press release continued:
“Over the course of the next three months, Mr. Flores threatened to send the nude photos to friends and neighbors and sell them online to “rapists” if she did not send him additional photos.
He eventually showed up at her bedroom armed with a condom, but she told him ‘we aren’t having sex,’ and pushed him back out the window. “
Predators like Flores clearly lack self-control, have no empathy for others and don’t have the mental capacity to understand that what they are doing is wrong. It’s a heinous act on multiple levels- moral, ethical and legal.
This systematic process employed by Flores is not original. He exhibited a pattern common among sexual predators.
An article posted by ChildLuresPrevention.com stated:
“The internet predator becomes a more serious threat when they obtain a youngster’s personal information (i.e. full name, phone number, address, school, sports team), convinces them to send inappropriate images, or manages to arrange a private, in-person meeting.
Youth who have shared too much personal information or agreed to in-person meetings without adult supervision have been robbed, physically assaulted, and sexually abused.”
The website article continued:
“Cyber predators who convince youngsters to share intimate pictures or video often use blackmail to get more images. This is known as sextortion, which law enforcement has identified as a real and significant threat to the safety of all youth.”
Sextortion, as it’s currently known as, is becoming easier for predators. There are numerous apps, websites, and social media sites predators can use to communicate. And that list is ever growing, making it increasingly challenging for law enforcement officials.
But in this case, Flores was charged convicted and sentenced to prison.
The 14-year-old victim wants to share her story to other, potential future victims about the dangers of communicating with strangers online.
The victim testified in the sentencing hearing this week that:
“I went through something no little girl my age should have gone through. I was vulnerable and lonely, which made me an easy target,” she continued. “I’ll never be the same as I was before. I hated myself for so long, feeling so confused and alone because of him… I can finally say this with the strength I have now: He has no power over me. I will not allow him to hold me back anymore.”
Flores will have the next 30 years to think about the crimes he committed. The only question that remains now is, is he capable to changing his ways?
Only (a lot of) time will tell.
Sexual predators are in our school systems too!
Shocking report shows 181 K-12 educators charged with sex crimes in the first half of 2022
Nationwide: One of the last places Americans should feel threatened by sexual misconduct crimes against our children is our own school system.
But in the first half of 2022, from January 1st to June 30th, 181 educators have been charged with child sex crimes ranging from possessing child pornography to improper touching, to rape, and everything in between.
That’s an average of about an arrest per day.
Among the 181 were 4 principals, 153 teachers, 12 substitutes and 12 teacher’s aides.
School should always be a safe-haven- but it is not.
According to Fox News Digital:
“An analysis conducted by Fox News Digital looked at local news stories week by week featuring arrests of principals, teachers, substitute teachers and teachers’ aides on child sex-related crimes in school districts across the country. Arrests that weren’t publicized were not counted in the analysis, meaning the true number may well be higher.”
Many of the arrests over the first half of the year involved disturbing, heinous crimes against children.
Fox News Digital has highlighted a few of these cases such as:
- Roger Weaver Freed, the 34-year-old former principal at Williamsport Area High School in Pennsylvania, was arrested in June and charged with sexual contact with a student, corruption of a minor, furnishing liquor to a minor, sexual assault, and aggravated indecent assault without consent.
- Shannon Hall, a 31-year-old former teacher at Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences High School in New York City, was arrested in June and charged with forcible touching, endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated harassment. Hall is accused of grabbing a 14-year-old female student’s breast inside his classroom and of sending texts to a 16-year-old student that said he wanted to have sex with her and threatening to kill her if she told anyone.
- Anessa Paige Gower, a 35-year-old former biology teacher at Making Waves Academy in Richmond, California, was charged with 29 counts of child molestation on April 8. Gower is accused of sexually abusing seven students between 2021-2022 when she was a teacher at Making Waves, with allegations including forcible sodomy of minors and sharing sexually graphic photos over online platforms.
A Republican Advocate
Senator Pat Toomey, a Republican from Pennsylvania proposed ESEA, a bipartisan provision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which requires all schools receiving federal funding to enact and enforce laws preventing the practice of “passing the trash.”
The term “passing the trash” in this context refers to an education district allowing a school system employee suspected of sexual misconduct involving minors to quietly leave that school district. However, no accountability is taken as to their next place of employment- often another school.
Rep. Toomey said in a June statement:
“While I appreciate that the Department of Education has finally fulfilled its obligation to investigate whether states have implemented policies, laws, or regulations to stop the heinous practice of ‘passing the trash,’ I am deeply concerned with these findings.”
Rep Toomey continued:
“Any educator who engaged in sexual misconduct with a child should be barred from ever teaching in a classroom again, yet too many states do not have policies to ensure that is the case. Releasing this report is only the first step—the department must hold states accountable and use the tools at its disposal to enforce the law.”
But that’s not happening.
Some states closely monitor and enforce these laws while many have lax, if any, enforcement at all.
Fox News Digital stated:
“The Education Department’s report, however, found that laws against the practice are varied across the states, and that while all states require prospective employers to conduct criminal background checks on educators, and most states – 46 – require fingerprinting, only 19 states require employers to request information from an applicants’ current and former employers.”
Fox News Digital continued:
“Moreover, only 14 states require employers to check an applicant’s eligibility for employment or certification, and 11 require applicants to disclose information regarding investigations or disciplinary actions related to sexual abuse or misconduct.”
Disciplinary actions related to sexual abuse should be among the first questions hiring school districts should ask.
Worse yet, many left-wing media outlets are trying to suppress these heinous crimes committed by those who we pass our deepest trust and faith in- teachers.
Instead, the left-wing media’s focus when it comes to schools involve guns and the second amendment. They need to uncover their eyes and focus on what’s important- cleaning up our school system and holding districts responsible for “passing the trash”.