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Skate park child predator gets 45 years’ prison without parole

Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis announced a 45-year prison sentence for skate park child predator Dontarious Scott, 23, of McKinney. "This deceitful monster targeted these innocent kids and deserves every single year of this sentence," said Willis after sentencing.

Scott sexually abused multiple children he met over several years at skate parks in Allen, Frisco, and McKinney. Scott, a talented scooter and BMX rider, offered to teach children new tricks and served as a mentor to the younger scooter riders at the various skate parks. Scott 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.

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.

Assistant Criminal District Attorneys Nick Lawrance and Carrie Thomas prosecuted the case, assisted by District Attorney Investigators Greg Bowers and Stephanie Strickland, Victim Assistance Coordinator Casey Hendrix, and Legal Secretary Christy Ware.