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The trial decision is GUILTY on CKT's count:
Sexual Assault with Use of Force - Felony C.

For this conviction, David Scott Scharlat (aka "Fed") can be imprisoned for up to 25 years with 15 years' probation.
Sentencing is May 21, 2020 in the Waukesha County Courthouse, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

C.Kimberly Toms wishes to recognize the journey of all of Fed's victims, beyond the three who spoke out.


Serial offenses of stalking, rape, extortion, terroristic threats and attempted murder. For five years, film producer-director C.Kimberly Toms survived these acts at the hands of a special agent for the U.S. Department of State...



Available for purchase, these beautiful photo art prints are the work of ESCAPING FED film editor Nicholas Crawford. They mark C.Kimberly Toms‘ first journey back to Milwaukee as Fed’s crime survivor, in January 2019.



Want to screen ESCAPING FED or maintain a copy of the film for your criminal justice, law, women's studies or other educational group? The producers offer a variety of options suited to your group and institutional needs.



Learn more about alleged crimes and sequence of events. Check out this interactive crime timeline for details, videos and photos. Videos are deleted scenes from the film, scenes only available here.



Check out the calendar of stalking events, as they affected one victim in the moment and continue affecting her to this day. Walk through seven years in CKT's shoes, where you never know what will happen next at Fed's hands.



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According to the U.S. Department of State on December 4, 2018, C.Kimberly Toms' complaint against David Scott Scharlat of November 13, 2014 resulted in the full termination of Scharlat's federal agent status.

Scharlat is no longer employed by the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security Services and will NEVER AGAIN use his badge and gun to terrorize women as part of his [alleged] serial rape and attempted murder patterns.

Escaping Fed is the true story of one woman’s struggle to escape the empowered clutches of a psychopath.
But this psychopath was not just any crazy person. He was a supervisory special agent for the U.S. government.


Serial offenses of stalking, rape, extortion, terroristic threats and attempted murder. For five years, film producer-director C.Kimberly Toms survived these acts at the hands of a Supervisory Special Agent for the U.S. Department of State. Destined to die and rejected by all of the police entities she approached, Toms headed to Washington, DC to unveil the secrets of the serial offender empowered to hold the Dalai Lama’s hand. To her surprise, the U.S. Department of State left her to her own devices against their highly trained offender.

So Toms fought the system while they kept his secrets. Living in hiding for years and unable to work or use her social security number, film became the only means for Toms to reveal her story to the American public. She had two days to shoot, little money and zero connections in the region in which she hid. Yet, a team came together to save her life and make this impossible film, not realizing that after the first day of production the offender would strike again…and again…


As if covid-19 isn't creepy enough, have been dealing w/ Dept of Corrections this week re:David Scharlat's sentencing. I think I trust the DoC to advise judge of the right amount of time in prison. I am hopeful that May 21 justice will be as it should. #rape #metoo #davidscharlat

As long as I live, this is THE defining moment in my life. The #rape is not the end of one's life, anymore. #Progress, when even a highly scary and empowered fed agent can be held accountable.

I was too tired to check Tweets "live." But am #grateful to be still standing with a verdict. The press was so professional this time around.

I was so tired after the trial and years leading to it that I mistyped the #conviction for my #rape by former Supervisory Special Agent #DavidScharlat. Now no longer a #badcops, he is #convicted of Felony C Sexual Assault USE of Force for up to 25yrs in prison. Sentencing May 21.

Have to ask: So are all convicted rapists allowed to remain free in the world until sentencing, or is this common only for former federal agents convicted of #rape? Surely we don't believe him "safer" than the average rapist? Special considerations? #waukesha #Wisconsin

In "our" #rape case against Fed, aka David S Scharlat, the jury returned #GUILTY verdict for @CKimberlyToms charges. Felony C-sexual assault w/threat of force. Sentencing May 21. An ant can push a boulder uphill, even when that boulder is a federal agent.

The state rests. Defense calls NO witnesses. Goes to jury tomorrow morning. #documentary #film #rape

UGH. So sorry to inconvenience you, ocifer. 3-hour police interview with former federal agent accused of sexual assault played for jurors in the #documentary #film case. via @fox6now

Trial continues for former federal agent "Fed" accused of sexually assaulting 3 women. #documentary #film #rape #trial To be ending this journey is a long-awaited gift. Of course, that is "ending" if convicted. Acquittal is a scary thought. via @fox6now

#Trial vs alleged #rape agent "Fed" going as well as hoped. Done w/prosecution's day 7. Likely go to jury next week, unless the defense is...well...the defense. Interested to see if Fed to testify. Hard to hide his #creepy.

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