Kendrick man sent to prison for child rape
January 3, 2018 Evan Ellis News
The 48 year old Kendrick man accused of raping a 14 year old girl has been sent to prison. Eric Scott was sentenced Wednesday to between 5 and 20 years in prison in Latah County Second District Court. Scott previously pleaded guilty to a felony child rape count back in July. He was arrested by Idaho State Police a year ago for raping the girl on several occasions starting in 2012. The judge retained jurisdiction in the case which means Scott’s sentenced will be reviewed at a later date.
Kendrick man sentenced for rape
By Katie Short, Daily News staff writer
Jan 4, 2018
Eric Scott, a 48-year-old Kendrick man, was sentenced Wednesday in Latah County 2nd District Court to five to 20 years in prison for raping a girl under the age of 16. Judge Jay Gaskill also retained jurisdiction over Scott, sentencing him to a rider for 365 days, after which time Scott will be eligible for probation.
Almost a year ago to the day, Scott was arrested by Idaho State Police on suspicion of repeatedly raping a girl under the age of 16 over several years. Scott, a former information technology manager for the city of Lewiston, pleaded guilty to rape in July.
During Wednesday’s sentencing hearing, Scott’s attorney, David R. Partovi, called many of the defendant’s family members to the witness stand in order to testify to the progress Scott has made emotionally and spiritually during the past year. In his opening statement, Partovi said he was not justifying Scott’s actions but he stated that at the time when the rapes were occurring Scott was in an abusive marriage. The abuse ultimately drove him to seek comfort with someone who shared his same experiences, and unfortunately that bond grew too close, Partovi said.
Scott’s son, Stanley Austin Scott, testified that since his parents’ divorce and over the past year, his father has become “a completely new and different person in every way.”
Glenda Kadir, Scott’s older sister, testified “he is a changed individual – he is the rock holding us together.” Kadir said Scott has spent an extended period of time over the past several months at her home and she has never been concerned for her own 13-year-old daughter’s safety.
“My brother is a great guy who made a horrible mistake,” she said. When asked if she believed her brother would re-offend, Kadir said “absolutely not – zero (chance).”
Assistant Prosecutor Mia Vowels argued a psycho-sexual evaluation showed Scott was considered to be a moderate risk to re-offend.
Scott’s victim, now 20, also took the witness stand in Scott’s defense Wednesday in an effort to persuade Gaskill to impose a lighter sentence. “We’ve both made a mistake and we are both at fault,” she said. “He was the adult in the situation (but) I pursued it – I threw myself at him, I made it easy. We shared so much abuse together.”
Vowels argued what happened to the girl was not a mistake and Scott had spent many years grooming her to believe she was at fault as well.
In addition to a 10-year prison sentence, Vowels asked Gaskill to impose a $5,000 civil penalty so that in the future if Scott’s victim decides to seek counseling she would be able to receive some cost compensation.
Before the sentence was imposed, Scott stood to speak a few words in his defense.
“I want to apologize for not being the man I should have been,” he said. “What happened was a collision between (my victim) and I. I am ashamed of what I allowed to happen. I am committed to growth and self-help.” Scott will also be required to register as a sex offender and a no-contact order between he and the victim was extended.
MPD pursuing child-sex charges against Idaho man
By Mason Callejas Jun 15, 2017
Eric Scott, Jan. 26, 2017, in Latah County, Idaho
The Maricopa Police Department is seeking to charge an Idaho man for multiple child-sex crimes that allegedly occurred while the man briefly lived in Maricopa more than five years ago.
Eric Noel Scott, 47, was arrested Jan. 26 by Idaho State Police in Latah County, Idaho, on charges of rape involving a minor after allegedly confessing to his ex-wife that he had done so over a two-year period, an MPD report said.
Scott’s alleged admission included the period of time from 2011-2012 when he lived in Maricopa, the report stated.
Capt. Lonnie Richardson of the Idaho State Police confirmed his department’s role in Scott’s arrest, but was unable to comment further due to the ongoing investigation.
While being interviewed by Idaho State Police, Scott allegedly made the statement, “It’s hard to describe. The first time I touched [the minor] I was so angry with myself, like, I cannot believe I did that… I was ashamed of myself and the mere temptation, and it just gradually grew in time.”
Latah County court documents indicate Scott posted a $200,000 surety bond on Feb. 1. He is currently free on bail pending trial.
MPD filed its complaint against Scott on June 5, with charges of sexual conduct with a minor and molestation of a child.
InMaricopa is following this story and will provide updates as they become available.
Former Lewiston IT manager gets at least five years in prison
Eric N. Scott convicted of raping 14-year-old girl
- By JOSH BABCOCK of the Tribune
Jan 4, 2018 Updated Jan 4, 2018
MOSCOW – A former city of Lewiston information technology manager convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl was sentenced to at least five years in prison Wednesday in Latah County 2nd District Court.
Eric N. Scott, 48, of Kendrick, pleaded guilty in July to raping the girl repeatedly over a two-year period that began in 2012 when she was 14. He was sentenced to five to 20 years with retained jurisdiction, which allows the sentence to be altered at a later date.
According to court documents, Scott’s former wife told a deputy from the Latah County Sheriff’s Office that she had recorded conversations with him in which he admitted to having sexual contact with the victim.
Scott told his ex-wife that he felt “horrible” about the incidents and had contemplated suicide, according to court documents. Investigators who interviewed the victim reported that she said Scott had sex with her approximately five times when she was about 14 or 15 years old.
Last January, Idaho State Police Detective Mike Mooney contacted Scott to arrange an interview at the state police office in Lewiston. Scott consented, but investigators learned a short time later that he had arranged to meet the girl. Mooney then intercepted Scott and arrested him for rape as he left his city of Lewiston office.