A 51-year-old man has revealed that he moved to Mississippi to become a cheerleader turned criminal who he never met after contacting her on a prison dating website and sending her thousands of dollars in recent years .
Scott, a New York state business owner, talks about falling for Lindsey, a 27-year-old Southern beauty, and his desire to take care of her and her daughter during the season three premiere of the reality series We TV Love After Lockup.
Lindsey was sentenced to four years in prison for possession of methamphetamine and a firearm, and in a preview clip from Friday’s episode, Scott hires an interior designer to brighten their new home in Olive Branch, Mississippi, a few days before her release.
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Fast forward: Scott, 51, from New York State, reveals during the season three premiere of Love After Lockup that he has moved to Mississippi to be with his criminal girlfriend Lindsey
History: The couple connected via a prison dating website a few years ago after Scott wrote to her and sent photos
“I consider myself successful. I’m a risk taker, an entrepreneur, and if I decide I’m going to do something, I’ll make it work, ”says Scott in his testimony. “But my dating life of the past 10 years, before I met Lindsey, was always short-term, if need be.”
Scott insists he is “not interested in getting involved with someone who will become a train wreck for the next 25 years” before recalling the unorthodox way he met his much younger love.
“I came across Lindsey’s profile on the internet,” he explains. “I don’t think it’s really anything other than maybe Match.com or something, but they happen to be in a bizarre prison.”
When he wrote to her she responded and their ‘relationship went from there’. He believes she will one day be his wife and he wants everything to be perfect when she gets home.
Smittten: Scott has never met the 27-year-old former cheerleader in person, but he insists he is in love and wants to marry her
Preparations: In an episode preview clip, he hires an interior designer to spruce up their new Mississippi home a few days before her release
“I never met Lindsey in person, but I am very much in love with her,” he says. “I see marriage right now, but no one in my family knows about my relationship with Lindsey.”
Mug shot: Lindsey, was sentenced to four years in prison for possessing methamphetamine and a firearm
In the clip, Scott leads the interior designer around the house and shows her the magazine clippings Lindsey sent him to give her an idea of her design aesthetic.
They only have two days before Lindsey’s release, and when asked about his budget, he says he’s open to ‘anywhere from a dollar to a million.’
Scott can’t help telling the interior designer all about Lindsey and how he moved from New York State to Mississippi to be with her and “start a new life.”
However, things get a little awkward when the interior designer asks what Lindsey does for a living.
“So Lindsey is, uh … Lindsey is released from prison,” he replies.
“Oh,” says the decorator, trying to hide her shock. ‘Okay.’
The video is then shown to the Federal Correctional Institution Dublin, a low-security federal prison for female prisoners in Dublin, California.
What do you say? While talking to a friend in prison, Lindsey estimates that Scott has sent her $ 15,000 to $ 20,000 in recent years
Past: Before Lindsey was incarcerated, she had a history of dating wealthy older men
All in: Scott helped take care of Lindsey’s daughter (photo) and mother while in prison, but his family knows nothing about the criminal
Lindsey is on the phone and talking to someone about how she met her ‘boyfriend’ Scott almost two years ago through a prison dating website.
Scott wrote to me with photos. He really seems genuine and we clicked right away. I had a feeling that Scott was different, “she says, explaining that many other guys” want sex letters right away. ”
Lindsey, who has a history of dating wealthy older men, emphasizes that Scott was the first person she thought she could “connect on a deeper level than a pen pal.” She says he supports her both emotionally and financially while she is locked up.
“I’d say Scott has sent me somewhere between $ 15,000 and $ 20,000 in recent years,” she estimates, “but he also takes care of my daughter and helps take care of my mother when she needs something.
“He really kept me going throughout my incarceration.”