Texas dentist sentenced to max jail time in youngster abuse case
A Lubbock dentist was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in federal jail for producing photographs
A Lubbock dentist was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in federal jail for producing photographs of kid sexual abuse.
Jason Paul White, who has been held on the Lubbock County Detention Middle since his Jan. 14 arrest, confronted between 15 to 30 years in jail after he pleaded responsible in September to a depend of manufacturing of kid pornography. The 30-year sentence was the utmost sentence the choose might have given him. He may also must register as a intercourse offender.
He initially confronted a 16-count indictment that included counts of manufacturing of kid pornography, receipt and distribution of kid pornography and enticement of a minor. Nonetheless, as a part of his plea the remaining counts will likely be dismissed.
The fees towards White, a once-prominent Lubbock dentist, stem from a Lubbock police and FBI investigation into outcries from three youngsters who mentioned White abused them.
Nonetheless, after White’s preliminary arrest, investigators uncovered a decades-long historical past of sexual abuse of teenage boys that started in 1998 when he was 19 years previous and continued as he constructed his profession and his enterprise throughout which he used his wealth, fame and connections to control and trick youths to sexually abuse them.
Courtroom paperwork state as soon as White’s expenses turned public, victims stepped ahead with their very own tales of abuse by the hands of White, together with a person who mentioned he was 16 years previous when White, who was 19, took him from New Mexico to Lubbock to sexually abuse him.
In 2004, a 25-year-old White sexually abused one other teenager, between 15 and 16 years previous, additionally after taking him from New Mexico to Lubbock.
In 2005, White tricked two 17-year-old boys on separate events into filming him sexually abusing them by promising they’d be paid with earnings of his pornography enterprise.
One of many boys mentioned White advised him that the crew he employed to movie them cancelled, however the two engaged in sexual exercise anyway.
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5 years later, White produced seven movies of him sexually abusing one other 17-year-old boy.
Investigators discovered the movies on White’s on-line storage account as a part of an investigation that started in 2020 when three teenage boys – a 13-year-old and two 16-year-olds – advised police that White bribed them with items and cash in alternate for sending him movies of themselves utilizing intercourse toys he supplied.
The factual resume lists eight victims. Nonetheless, as a part of his plea, White agreed to pay restitution to any minor victims whether or not or not they had been a part of the investigation. The quantity of restitution will likely be decided at his sentencing listening to.
As a part of the plea deal, the federal government is seizing White’s 966-acre ranch in Garza County and $100,000. He’s additionally ordered to pay greater than $58,500 in restitution.
White additionally faces a multi-million-dollar civil swimsuit towards the households of one of many boys whose outcries initiated the legal investigation towards him.