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Former Paramedic Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Attempting to Have Sex with a Child

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Georgia

ATLANTA - Scott Driscoll Bailey was sentenced for attempting to entice a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.  The defendant admitted he planned to use prescription muscle relaxers as part of a sexual encounter he sought to have with a young girl.  

“Bailey expected to sexually abuse a young girl for his own perverse pleasure,” said U.S. Attorney John Horn.  “Thankfully, he was caught by the FBI before he could prey on a child.”

“Today’s sentencing to federal prison will firmly hold Mr. Bailey accountable for his criminal behavior of attempting to prey on a minor child.  It is reprehensible cases such as this that necessitates a vigilant and proactive posture by trained law enforcement officers and agents in protecting our nation’s children from those who would target and exploit them,” said J. Britt Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office.

According to U.S. Attorney Horn, the charges and other information presented in court: On August 18, 2015, Bailey responded to an advertisement on the Internet in which a mother said that she was looking for someone to teach her 9-year-old daughter to have sex. Over the next 10 days, Bailey communicated with the mother and said that he had had numerous sexual encounters with young girls. He told her that he was a paramedic, and he said that he would bring something powdered to put in the daughter’s drink to relax her.

Bailey made arrangements to meet with the mother and her daughter at a fast food restaurant in Brookhaven, Georgia, on August 28, 2015. Unbeknownst to Bailey, he was communicating with an undercover FBI agent. He was arrested when he arrived at the restaurant. Agents searched his car and found condoms, lubricant, and a prescription muscle relaxer. Bailey had told the undercover agent that he would bring a muscle relaxer to grind into a powder to give to the child. He also said that he intended to have sex with the child.

Scott Driscoll Bailey, 45, of Fayetteville, Georgia, was sentenced to ten years in prison to be followed by ten years of supervised release.  Bailey was convicted on these charges on March 1, 2016, after he pleaded guilty.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul R. Jones prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In February 2006, the Attorney General launched Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices around the country, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at or (404) 581-6016.  The Internet address for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is

Updated June 28, 2016

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