Commonwealth v. Waytayha Michael Scott; Convicted Felon Sentenced to 27 Years for Rape of Woman

Monday, January 25, 2016
​Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Waytayha Michael Scott, 34 years old, formerly of the 4200 block of Buttonwood Court in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was sentenced today by Circuit Court Judge William R. O’Brien for Rape and Unlawful Wounding-Strangulation. Judge O’Brien sentenced Scott to 45 years with 18 years suspended leaving 27 years to serve. Scott pled guilty on July 27, 2015. Had this matter gone to trial, the Commonwealth’s evidence would have proven that on August 1, 2013, Waytayha Scott and a woman known to him lived in separate rooms in a home on Buttonwood Court in Virginia Beach.  Scott entered the converted garage where the woman and her child lived.  He sexually assaulted her and choked her until she passed out.  When she awoke and continued to struggle with Scott, he told her, “Do it or I’ll kill you.”  After the assault, Scott told her, “I know I am going to jail, I don’t care; I am going to call the cops on myself.”  He called 911 and was in the driveway with a knife to his throat when the police arrived.  Scott was also linked to the crime through DNA evidence. Scott has a prior conviction for Armed Robbery. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul J. Powers prosecuted this case. Please contact Macie Allen if additional information is desired.​