Washington County, TN man, sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping children

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – While a Washington County, TN man sat in jail, already sentenced to multiple years for sex crimes against a child, two more victims came forward.

Today, Scott Craig pleaded guilty to two counts of rape of a child.

As part of a plea deal, he agreed to serve 25 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Craig’s newest victims were nine and at 11 at the time of the rapes.

Washington County Assistant District Attorney Erin McArdle says because Craig previously pleaded guilty to another sex crime, he will be considered a child predator for life.

“It not only sends a message to victims that they need to (come) forward, their words matter, that their word will help label someone as a child predator that will affect them for the rest of their life,” McArdle said. “It also sends out a message to people that think they can get away with this crime, that once the ball is rolling we’re going to prosecute it to the fullest.”

Back in January 2013, we reported that Craig was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of attempted rape of a child.

The girl’s parents told Washington County investigators it happened twice while the girl was in Craig’s care.

Craig is originally from Gray, TN .

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