Virginia Beach man sentenced for strangling, raping roommate

Posted at 2:11 PM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 14:27:28-05

Waytayha Michael Scott

Virginia Beach, Va. – A Virginia Beach man was sentenced Monday to serve 27 years in prison for raping and strangling his roommate in 2013.

Waytayha Michael Scott, 34, pleaded guilty to the crime in July of 2015.

Scott and his female roommate lived together in a home on Buttonwood Court in Virginia Beach. On August 1, 2013, Scott entered the garage where the woman lived with her child.

He sexually assaulted her and choked her until she passed out. When she woke up, the two continued to struggle. It was then that Scott reportedly told her, “Do it or I’ll kill you.”

After the assault, Scott told the woman, “I know I am going to jail, I don’t care; I am going to call the cops on myself.”

Scott called 911 and officers arrived to find him in the driving holding a knife to his throat.

A judge sentenced Scott to 45 years with 18 years suspended, leaving 27 years to serve.