Officer Arrested for Child Molestation



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Clearwater Police Department

Clearwater, Florida

Officer Stephen Gregory White, who retired out of the Clearwater Police Department, was arrested on Wednesday, for “lewd and lascivious molestation of a child under the age of 12.” Two incidents of molestation have been reported, with both happening approximately five years ago. Stephen White retired from the Clearwater Police Department in 2019, but the molestation occurred between 2015-2016 which would be while he was an active police officer.

The victim states that the child abuse occurred at White’s residence. Twice, while the child was asleep, “White entered the victim’s bedroom, exposed his penis and placed it in her hand while she was sleeping room.” Back in March, the female was in a Manatee County hospital for an unknown reason. While there, she “disclosed the sexual abuse.” This kicked off an investigation into Stephen White which is being conducted by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Stephen White “was booked into the Pasco County jail, where he was being held late Wednesday in lieu of $400,000 bail.”

 

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