The Maricopa Police Department is seeking to charge an Idaho man for multiple child-sex crimes that allegedly occurred while the man briefly lived in Maricopa more than five years ago.
Eric Noel Scott, 47, was arrested Jan. 26 by Idaho State Police in Latah County, Idaho, on charges of rape involving a minor after allegedly confessing to his ex-wife that he had done so over a two-year period, an MPD report said.
Scott’s alleged admission included the period of time from 2011-2012 when he lived in Maricopa, the report stated.
Capt. Lonnie Richardson of the Idaho State Police confirmed his department’s role in Scott’s arrest, but was unable to comment further due to the ongoing investigation.
While being interviewed by Idaho State Police, Scott allegedly made the statement, “It’s hard to describe. The first time I touched [the minor] I was so angry with myself, like, I cannot believe I did that… I was ashamed of myself and the mere temptation, and it just gradually grew in time.”
Latah County court documents indicate Scott posted a $200,000 surety bond on Feb. 1. He is currently free on bail pending trial.
MPD filed its complaint against Scott on June 5, with charges of sexual conduct with a minor and molestation of a child.
InMaricopa is following this story and will provide updates as they become available.