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More sex abuse charges for former Episcopal priest Howard White

Deposed Episcopal priest Howard “Howdy” White, 76, has been charged with eight more counts of child sex abuse by a grand jury in North Carolina. White was facing charges of first-degree forcible sex offense, two counts of indecent liberties with a child, first-degree forcible rape, four counts second-degree forcible sex offense, and second-degree forcible rape. White has pled guilty and served time charges in Massachusetts.

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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 […]

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Deposed priest charged with assaulting boy in Boston

Deposed priest Howard “Howdy” White Jr. has been charged with assault and battery in Boston. He pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday. White was assistant chaplain at St. George’s School in the 1970s when the crime is alleged to have occurred. The victim was a male student at the school. Rhode Island was unable to bring charges against the 75 year old due to the statute of limitations. Massachusetts authorities were able to bring charges because the statute of limitations does […]

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A fellow alum writes to Billy Bush

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

“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.”

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

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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Rev. Howard White accused again, this time at St. Paul’s School

The Providence Journal has The Rev. Howard White, ex-St. George’s assistant chaplain, accused of sex abuse at N.H. prep school. An excerpt:

An alumnus of St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, has accused the Rev. Howard W. “Howdy” White Jr. of sexually abusing him during White’s time there between 1967 through 1971, the school confirmed Tuesday. White served as a chaplain and teacher at the prestigious Episcopal boarding institution.

White, who subsequently became assistant chaplain at St. George’s School in Middletown, is […]

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St. George’s School, survivors reach settlement

The agreement comes before a report expected this month by a third-party investigator hired by the prestigious school, and SGS for Healing, an alumni survivors’ group into sexual abuse of dozens of students by teachers and staff in the 1970s and 1980s.

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St. George’s School sex investigation ends in no criminal charges

The Rhode Island State Police and the state Attorney General have announced there will be no criminal charges in the sex investigation of St. George’s School.

The Providence Journal:

An extensive seven-month investigation into systemic sexual abuse at St. George’s School found “no prosecutable criminal conduct,” and has been closed, State Police Col. Steven G. O’Donnell and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said Thursday.

“Unfortunately for those who came forward, they will not be able to seek justice within the criminal justice system […]

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