THE SEVEN DEFENDANTS IN THE LITTLE RASCALS DAY CARE CASE

Scott Privott Scott was a friend of the Kellys and the owner of a local video store and shoe repair business. His father was a superior court judge. Before Scott's arrest, he was the president of the local country club, where Bob Kelly was the golf pro. He did not work at Little Rascals in any capacity and claims never to have set foot on the day care premises. According to the prosecution, he was identified as a perpetrator in the case by the children. At one point, there was a theory that the prosecution had linked him to the case through child pornography at his video store, although no evidence of this ever surfaced.

Privott was arrested in 1989 and spent 3 1/2 years in jail. In April 1993, his bail was reduced from $1 million to $50,000 and he was released on bond. By this time, he and his wife had separated.

In January 1994, after Bob's conviction, Scott pleaded "no contest" and received a sentence of time served, meaning that the time he had already spent in prison sufficed. He also was sentenced to five years probation. Scott has a new job, working for a telephone company as a repairman, and a new girlfriend.


Chronology of Scott Privott's Case
1989  

Sept. 1 Arrested. Bail set at $1 million.

1993  

April 15 Bond reduced from $1 million to $50,000.

April 26 Released from Chowan County Jail.

1994  

June 16 Pleas "no contest" to 37 counts of felony child abuse. Sentenced to time served plus five years probation.

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