The North Carolina charges against White pertain to two alleged victims — one male and one female: 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 is currently serving a sentence in Massachusetts for child sex abuse.
“Put simply but starkly, several former faculty and staff sexually abused children in their care in a variety of ways, from clear boundary violations to repeated sexual relationships to rape.” The tolerance by those who knew and the lack of awareness by most of the faculty and leadership “is all equally troubling.”
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 […]
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 […]
The Providence Journal has reactions from victims of former priest, Howard White. White’s removal from the priesthood was announced earlier this week:
[Bishop] Scanlan’s action brought a measure of comfort to three of White’s accusers. They include a former St. George’s student, who alleges that White raped and sexually molested him in Boston, Canada and West Virginia, starting when the student was barely 15.
“I’m heartened and feel enormous validation that thus far a measure of justice has been dealt within the […]
“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.”
As many as 61 former St. George’s School students endured “a private hell” of systemic sexual abuse at the elite Episcopal prep school dating to the 1970s, said a report by independent investigator Martin F. Murphy.
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 […]
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 […]