Crime

Mossyrock man stationed at JBLM held on child rape charges

A 21-year-old member of the U.S. military stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is charged with two counts of third-degree child rape in Lewis County Superior Court.

Matthew A. Scott, of Mossyrock, and originally of New Jersey, allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old female victim on several occasions. Law enforcement officials were notified of the relationship after Salkum motel owners found blood stains on a bed in a room rented to Scott in May.

According to court documents, the victim said she consented to sex and didn’t want to get Scott “in trouble.”

Scott was arrested last week after being questioned by Lewis County Sheriff’s Office deputies. As of Friday evening, he was being held in the Lewis County Jail.

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