If you would like to screen the film, please contact the producer.
Thank you to everyone who believed in this case and stood by it,
particularly Agent K and Detective B.
"We burn, we drown, we stay alive.” ~ Moïra Fowley-Doyle
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Producer-Director's Update - June 2021
It has been a year of quiet and disassociation from my offender Fed since his lockup in June 2020. This has been a reflective time wherein I have realized that for the first time in eight years I do not have to care what is happening in Wisconsin, with the case or with my offender. The crimes were revealed, the offender unmasked and -- regardless of what happens from here -- I believe the women of Wisconsin are safer. At least, they are safe from the offender's badge, its empowerment and the associated ever-present weaponry. If someone needs to speak up, they will not be silenced and that intense, nightmarish worry over women I will never meet does not need to weigh on my conscience any longer. I did everything I could as a human being. I owe Wisconsin nothing more.
This was all I needed from the beginning, for my voice to be heard for myself and those who could not speak because of fear, but watched from the sidelines. It is time for me to live my life. It is time for all of his past victims and survivors to focus on better things. We have all been heard, if only for who this person really is.
I feel honored that Amazon Prime, Google Play, Tubi and other channels initially contracted to air Escaping Fed or were in the active process of implementation. But I pulled the film from all of these channels and other distribution consideration in September 2020 as who Fed is on this earth is no longer of my concern. In fact, the film never named Fed because of his insignificance to the overarching point. So I will go forward on
my own, showing the film as I see fit and to whom I feel most appropriate. They will be people to whom Fed is a mere blip in the bigger picture, just as he is to me.
In my mind, that person Fed no longer exists, except as an example in a bigger story of the Brotherhood and its need for evolution. That is the important takeaway here, that no sexually assaulted woman, man or child in America should ever be silenced when they ask for help from a police department. No case should ever be conveniently tucked away as "cold" before the victim's heart stops beating. I have been promised by people empowered to say so that my case -- my life -- will not grow cold. For once and finally, I believe them.
Best wishes to everyone.
Case Update - June 2021
Fed was released from the Waukesha County Huber Facility on Saturday, May 22, 2021. His next court hearing is scheduled for July 23, 2021 (now canceled for a later date). Information about that hearing is available through the Wisconsin Court System. Fed still owes over $50,000 for restitution and other case-related costs to the courts, victim and State. The victim has yet to receive the final restitution amount. It was reported by the State that the offender did not meet the work-release requirements of the Huber facility and thus remained in full-time custody for the full 11 months.
Sentence Being Served through 2025 for
Sexual Assault with Use of Force - Felony C.
Sentencing took place June 26, 2020 in the Waukesha County Courthouse, Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Fed was sentenced to four years' prison with three years' probation. However, that sentence was stayed for five years of probation commencing with nine months of jail time, two months in Waukesha County Huber Facility and one month stayed.
The producer wishes to recognize the journey of all of Fed's alleged victims. At sentencing, "20 women" were confirmed as having been identified by the U.S. Department of State and the State of Wisconsin. FIVE instances of the defendant video "watching" and/or recording women were found in the defendant's official email as part of the investigation, according to the state prosecutor.
FEDERAL AGENT STATUS UPDATE
According to the U.S. Department of State on December 4, 2018, the filmmaker's complaint against David Scott Scharlat of November 13, 2014 resulted in the full termination of Scharlat's federal agent status. Because of misrepresentations by the offender regarding this matter and his employment termination, firing was confirmed through the US Department of State in July 2020.
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 patterns.
However, Fed is paid $2300 per month in "disability" by the USDOS. He will continue receiving that money from taxpayers' pockets, along with his monthly pension from the City of Brookfield Police Department, in the amount of $1200 per month. His victim(s) receive nothing for his offenses against them.
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.
ABOUT ESCAPING FED | EMPOWERED RAPE & PURSUIT OF JUSTICE
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…