Howard White, Jr, pleads guilty in St George’s School abuse case

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Howard White, Jr, has been sentenced to 18 months in exchange for pleading guilty to molestation charges dating back to 1973,…

A fellow alum writes to Billy Bush

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Even if you were sexist at St. George’s, much of the responsibility for creating the culture of the school rests on the adults in charge. You weren’t the one who thought up school-required situations like “Casino Night” where the new girls — 13-, 14-, and 15-year-olds — dressed as Playboy bunnies and pretended to hand out cigarettes and candy to our male classmates, dressed as blackjack dealers.

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The Rev. Howard White has been deposed

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“We are committed to keeping God’s children safe, and we are heartbroken when we fail,” Bishop Scanlan said. “My hope is that the appalling events documented at St. George’s School will lead our church to intensify its efforts to protect young people in every setting, and continue our commitment to preventing abuse with thorough training for clergy, staff and volunteers who work with children.”

Adults facilitated objectification of women at St. George’s School

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Beginning shortly after girls were admitted, new female students (in either the ninth or tenth grade) served as “bunnies,” an ostensible honor that required that they don Playboy costumes—leotards, bunny tails, and ears—and act as servers for the predominantly male student body and faculty who enjoyed casino games as the girls dispensed fake cigarettes and cigars. At least some students recalled that Dolly Howard, then Dean of Female Students, may have held onto the bunny costumes and accessories year-to-year and distributed them to the female students. Some recall that all new students wore the costumes, while others recall that girls were selected based on perceived attractiveness.

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St. Andrew’s School Boca Raton conducting sex abuse investigation; fires headmaster

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The board of St. Andrew’s has recently hired a lawyer with experience defending schools against sex abuse charges. The board asks parents to report charges of sex abuse to the lawyer. One parent has criticized the board, saying the investigation harms the reputation of the school.

Boston Globe Spotlight Team on St. George’s Episcopal School, others

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At least 67 private schools in New England have faced accusations since 1991 that staffers sexually abused or harassed more than 200 students, the Spotlight Team found through an examination of court cases, as well as interviews with alumni, relatives, school officials, and attorneys. – Boston Globe

“Trail of trauma” – another victim comes forward in St. George’s School case

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The Rev. “Howdy” White was fired by St. George’s Episcopal School in 1974 after a student came forward saying he had been raped by White on several occasions. The firing was not revealed until December of 2015. On Sunday the Providence Journal reported on a foster child of White’s is alleging he was raped.

Series of sex abuse scandals result in self-examination by exclusive boarding schools

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“The Pomfret School in Connecticut said it, too, is reviewing its policies and campus culture and has hired an investigator to receive reports of wrongdoing. Pomfret’s headmaster was formerly an administrator at St. George’s and has acknowledged not reporting some of the alleged abuse there to authorities.” – AP

Trail of sex abuse allegations extended back to Diocese of West Virginia in 1969

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It appears from the record that the plaintiff subsequently learned information tending to indicate that the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of West Virginia, may have known of White’s alleged proclivity for deviant sexual behavior. – Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

Ecclesiastical disciplinary proceedings under way in St. George’s sex scandal case

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Title IV proceedings are under way for the Rev. George E. Andrews II and the Rev. Howard White. And a new victim has come forward, this time in North Carolina where White served as rector of Grace Church in the Mountains.