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DA: Very experienced prosecutor assigned to Torrey Scott case


Torrey Scott is accused of raping three women, and on Wednesday he was indicted for the rape and murder of another woman in Port Wentworth.

In an exclusive interview, Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap said she plans to put one of her most experienced prosecutors on the case.

Scott, who is currently in custody in the Chatham County Jail, is facing numerous charges.

Scott has been charged with raping and assaulting two Savannah State University students in December, charged with the rape and murder of his neighbor, Lisa Pynn, in January and then charged with kidnapping and raping a pregnant nurse he abducted from the parking lot of Candler Hospital.

All of the crimes were committed within a two month span, and the DA's office said they are putting their best prosecutors on this case.

"You know I can't discuss an active case," said Heap. "I can say it's been assigned to Frank Pennington. He is an experienced prosecutor who handles crimes against women, anywhere from homicides to sexual assaults. He is passionate about what he does, and again, we're going to be there to hopefully make sure justice will be done."

The Board of Pardons and Paroles said Scott was out on parole, still serving the rest of a sentence for a robbery by intimidation when all of this happened.

According to the Georgia Department of Corrections' website, Scott had been out of prison for less than two months before police say he attacked and raped the two SSU students.

In fact, according to the DOC, Scott has spent about the last 20 years in and out of incarceration, mostly in, for crimes like robbery by intimidation and drug possession. Now he faces even more severe charges, including rape and murder. 

Heap said her office is working to help these victims move foward with their lives. 

"The criminal justice system is a very hard system, and we want to make sure that we can help our victims through it," Heap said. "Not only that we prosecute someone who's committing a violent crime, but that we also make sure that the victim is not left shattered into pieces, further damaged or violated."

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