Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Child sex case against former Waynesville priest could grow

From Western North Carolina-

The case of a former Haywood County Episcopal priest facing child sex charges could get bigger.

Howard White faces charges of rape, sex offense, and indecent liberties with a child. The charges stem from alleged abuse of two minors dating back to the 1980s when White was rector at Waynesville’s Grace Church in the Mountains.

White had a hearing Friday where his bond was increased from $660,000 to $1.6 million.
Prosecutors argued White is a flight risk since he faces a possible life sentence, has no Haywood County ties, and has substantial financial means. They also found rationale for the bond increase, citing two more alleged victims coming forward who also claim they were sexually assaulted by White, one as recently as 2004.

“The state made representations about additional evidence and I really can't…until we see what the evidence is, really isn't too much more that I can say about it,” White's attorney Sean Devereux said.

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