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

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

Howard White, Jr, has been sentenced to 18 months in exchange for pleading guilty to molestation charges dating back to 1973, when he was the chaplain at St George’s School in Rhode Island.

The Boston Globe reports,

Howard White Jr., who was also accused of sexual abuse in three other states and stripped of his priesthood by the Episcopal Church, received an 18-month sentence, according to Jake Wark, spokesman for the Suffolk County district attorney’s office. …

“The parties came to an agreement on a plea and sentence that we thought was fair,” said David Duncan, White’s defense attorney.

Carmen Durso, who represented the victim, said his client was satisfied with the outcome.

Our previous reporting on White’s case can be found here.

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Ed Green

I know there is a pending investigation into him during the time he served in Waynesville, NC.

Jeremy Bates

He wasn’t tried at all. This was a plea bargain.

Jay Croft

My guess is that the trial covered only the time he was at St. George’s school.

Nevertheless, 18 months seems like a light sentence.

Mary Stinson

He got only 18 months for sexually molesting children in four different states!? Let God have mercy on his soul! May this criminal never again be free to walk the streets of any community and have the opportunity to harm another single innocent person! There is definitely something wrong with our system of justice. Where is the mercy for the boys he harmed? The judge, in this case, proved there is none!

David Allen

He can only be tried for the crime(s) that he committed in the state that tried him. That court has no jurisdiction over accusations in other states. Perhaps he will yet be extradited and face trial in those other states.

David Carver

Let’s hope so… It feels like we’ve been *following* the case for almost as long as this paltry sentence. :/

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