Ex-priest accused of sexually assaulting teen boy

December 13, 2016


A former Rhode Island priest will be in court Tuesday in connection with allegations he sexually assaulted a teenage boy in the 1970s.

Howard White, 75, faces five counts of assault and battery for allegedly sexually assaulting a then-16-year-old boy, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

White was working at the St. Georges School in Middletown at the time of the allegations.

White is charged with assault and battery because, at the time of the offenses, the charge of indecent assault and battery had not yet been enacted, according to the district attorney's office.

The statute of limitations does not bar White's prosecution of because he was never a resident of Massachusetts.


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