MS veteran accused of faking death, impregnating 14-yr-old

DNA evidence has proven that he is the father of the child

MS veteran accused of faking death, impregnating 14-yr-old
Jacob Blair Scott had withdrawn $45,000 from his retirement account when he disappeared

MOSS POINT, MS (WLBT) - Authorities are looking for a U.S. Army veteran who is believed to have faked his own death off the coast of Alabama to avoid charges in Mississippi.

42-year-old Jacob Blair Scott has been accused of raping and impregnating a 14-year-old. DNA evidence proved that he is the father of the child.

Last summer, Orange Beach police found an abandoned dinghy that belonged to Scott. Inside the small boat was a note that read “I’m sorry” and Scott’s social security number. There was also a handgun tied to a rope.

Authorities searched unsuccessfully for Scott, noting that it was odd that there was no evidence of suicide. Only a small amount of blood was allegedly found on the dinghy.

Scott had withdrawn $45,000 from his retirement account and then disappeared days before he was set to plead guilty to charges related to the alleged rape of the 14-year-old. He has 14 sex charges against him in that case.

Information obtained from The Associated Press.

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