Charles Scoville pleads guilty to attempted child sexual abuse
On top of the Traffic Monsoon Ponzi civil case, Charles Scoville was arrested and criminally charged back in June.
Scoville’s criminal case stems from alleged child sexual abuse in 2007. Specifics of the case are unknown and have not been made public.
In any event rather than defend the charge, Scoville has pleaded guilty to one count of attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child.
Aggravated sexual abuse of a child is a first degree felony in Utah, punishable by ‘a term of imprisonment of not less than 15 years and which may be for life (or) life without parole‘.
Tara Talks, who was first to break the news, hypothesized that Scoville ‘took a plea bargain … so that the details of what he’d done weren’t discussed in open court‘.
Scoville’s Traffic Monsoon appeal arguments were heard on March 23rd, 2018.
A decision on the appeal has been pending now for just shy of eight months.
“criminally charged criminally charged ” (typo there Oz)
The guy is a real piece of work. Not content with defrauding his member base of their hard earn backless paper to fund his lifestyle (not to mention doing it over 13 times prior to Traffic Monsoon) he even follows on with child abuse?
Is it me or is there a pattern emerging in the world where fraud and child abuse go hand in hand?
Fixed, thanks for catching that.
Charlie Scamville is an evil, disgusting individual.
If I read his plea deal correctly, he pled guilty to 1 count of First Degree Felony “ATTEMPTED” Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a child, not sexual abuse of a child.
This does not diminish the heinous action of his crime, but at least the didn’t succeed which would be far worse for the child.
Ah good catch! I was going by the court docket, missed Tara’s quote.
Hopefully there’s some media coverage or something from the authorities once he’s sentenced.
If “attempted” aggravated sexual abuse of a child was the PLEA DEAL, then what he actually did must have been worse.
The prosecutor would not have allowed him to plead to “attempted” aggravated sexual abuse of a child if they had a strong case for aggravated sexual abuse of a child.
And yes actual aggravated sexual abuse of a child is far worse than an “attempted” aggravated sexual abuse of a child.
The scheduled hearing right up until the plea was for aggravated assault though.
I think they let the attempted charge go even if they have better evidence because the sentence can be the same if they ant it to, and it prevents a child having to testify.
No matter what the final wording is, he’s going to jail for a horrible crime, on a defenceless child, who can now thankfully get some closure and finally move on. God bless.
A date for sentencing has been set, 2019-01-11
I assume sentencing hearing happened. Don’t have any updates at this stage.
I believe he got a total of 3 years minus time served awaiting trial. He pleaded a bargain down to ‘attempted’ rather than actual.
Has been mentioned on facebook, I think by taratalks.