Memphis man wanted on 27 sex charges captured in Chattanooga


Lawann Scott

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A Memphis man wanted on 27 counts including statutory rape and sexual exploitation of a minor was arrested in eastern Tennessee.

Lawann Scott was taken into custody by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, the Chattanooga Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service in Chattanooga on Thursday. He was booked into the Hamilton County Jail until extradition back to Memphis.

Shelby County Court records show a warrant was issued for the 30-year-old on Wednesday.

A Memphis Police report indicates that Scott was having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl. The two had exchanged videos and sexually explicit messages since summer 2018.

The 15-year-old girl told investigators that the relationship was “consensual,” and all encounters happened in a Memphis home.

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