VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- A man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for sexually assaulting a minor.
Bruce Lee Scott was sentenced for charges of Rape, Aggravated Sexual Battery-- Victim under the age of 13, two counts of Forcible Sodomy, Object Sexual Penetration, and Indecent Liberties.
Scott pled guilty on August 9, 2017 to sexually molesting a child known to him on a frequent basis.
He groomed and guided the victim's actions. The two used a notebook to detail their "relationship." The offenses came to light when federal officials did a child pornography sweep.
A federal officers found the written notebook in Scott's home after a warrant was served to search it. Scott confessed to police to having a sexual relationship with the child.
He has prior convictions of Indecent Liberties, three counts of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Petit Larceny, Violation of Probation, and minor traffic offenses.
Scott was sentenced to 56 years in prison with 24 years suspended, leaving 32 years to serve. This was the maximum sentence allowed under the plea agreement.
In addition to the 32 years, Scott is serving 16 years in the federal system for child pornography possession.
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