MCKINNEY (CBSDFW.COM) – Convicted child predator Dontarious Scott, 23, of McKinney was sentenced to 45 years in prison.
“This deceitful monster targeted these innocent kids and deserves every single year of this sentence,” said Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis after sentencing.READ MORE: 'My Nerves Are Still Rattled': Passenger Aboard Amtrak Train Talks Crash
Scott sexually abused multiple children he met during several years at skate parks in Allen, Frisco, and McKinney. A talented scooter and BMX rider, Scott offered to teach children new tricks and served as a mentor to the younger scooter riders at the various skate parks. He also lied to the kids and their parents that he was several years younger than he was. His seven victims ranged in age from 10 to 13 years old.READ MORE: Man, Pregnant Woman & Baby Killed In Crash Along Highway 360; Police Investigating
Scott often used social media including Instagram and Snapchat to communicate with his victims. One of the victim’s parents discovered sexually suggestive messages from Scott on their child’s phone. They reported this to law enforcement, whose investigation led to the discovery of the other abused children. Scott confessed to abusing at least one of the seven identified victims.
Allen Police Department Detective Carolyn Crawford investigated the case. The children were forensically interviewed at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County, where they disclosed details about the ongoing abuse.
Scott pleaded guilty to Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. After hearing testimony from several victims as well as Scott, Judge Richard D. Davis assessed punishment at 45 years in prison. By law, a sentence for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child is without eligibility for parole.MORE NEWS: Flash Flooding: Second Body Recovered After Vehicle Swept From Texas Bridge