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Clarksdale man who sexually assaulted postal worker sentenced to 8 years

John Thomas Scott
John Thomas Scott (Photo courtesy of the Clarksdale Police Department)

A Mississippi Delta man will spend eight years behind bars for sexually assaulting a mail carrier.

According to court documents, 21-year-old John Thomas Scott of Clarksdale assaulted a U.S. Postal carrier and attempted to force the carrier to perform oral sex last February.

Scott was arrested the same day the alleged crime took place and has remained in federal custody ever since.

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills ordered Scott to serve eight years in prison followed by three years of supervised release. He also recommended that the U.S. Bureau of Prisons evaluate Scott for sexual dangerousness under federal law.

“The safety and security of postal service employees is core to the mission of the postal inspection service. While assaults against our employees are rare when they do occur, we will aggressively investigate to find those responsible and bring them to justice,” Scott Fix, inspector-in-charge of the Houston Division, said.

“The severity of the sentencing handed down to John Thomas Scott shows that the Judge has also taken the physical assault against our Letter Carrier seriously. We extend our appreciation to the Clarksdale Police Department that assisted with this investigation.”

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Clarksdale Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Roberts prosecuted the case.

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