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BOILING SPRING LAKES, NC (WWAY) — Boiling Spring Lakes Mayor Richard White turned himself in yesterday after a woman filed warrants accusing him of sexual battery and assault on a female. Today we found out more about past allegations against him.

During his time as Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief, White faced several claims of sexual harassment as well as a lawsuit filed by a former officer.

Former BSL police officer Christopher Alexander filed the federal suit in October 2000 against White and the town. Alexander alleged he received credible complaints that White was sexually harassing female citizens of the town. The suit says Alexander reported the complaints to the SBI, which led to an investigation. Alexander sued because he said after he resigned, White retaliated against him.

In response, attorneys filed an answer to Alexander’s allegations, saying White and the town did not have sufficient information to show truth in the allegations of sexual harassment.

The case was dismissed in July 2001 after both sides settled out of court, where, WWAY has learned, Alexander received an undisclosed amount of money. No charges were brought against White.

We called White’s attorney Bruce Mason today for comment. He has not returned our call.

We tried to talk with White at Tuesday night’s Boiling Spring Lakes City Council meeting. He did not want to talk about the accusations, but he did say they are not distracting him from his duties as mayor.

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computergeek
2016 years 2 months ago

Folks, if you have a computer geek friend, especially one that is into picture applications, get them to go to her blog. You will see on top a picture of her son and her reference to this being “her painting”. If you don’t know how to tell a real painting from computer enhancement, and sometimes that is not all that easy to everyone, get your ‘geek’ friend to look at it. Her ‘painting’ I totally believe is not a painting at all but a computer driven image from a photograph using software such as photoshop or one of the other… Read more »

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Raymond
2016 years 2 months ago

I can’t believe stuff some people are saying. What is wrong with you. What if this woman was your sister,daughter wife or mother? What if this woman really was assaulted and she never reported the crime, a predator could be left to assault again. Next time maybe it will be someone in your family that is the victim.

If this woman lying she will go to jail, and White will be vindacated and all this will just be a bad dream for him. Give him a few beers, he will be alright,Ill… Read more »

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Mr .King
2016 years 2 months ago

This continual deception is tiring.

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Julie King
2016 years 2 months ago

First of all, I think you may be on a Witch Hunt…And yes I am educated and know how to spell “Witch”.

I have been following this story with fascination as I, too, have been fearful of being alone with Mayor Richard White. He did not break any laws or assault me, but now I am certain that my instincts are on track. I have researched some of the items that Ms. Prater has written in her blog. Her charges of stalking were dismissed. I have talked to someone else who is mentioned in her blog that… Read more »

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Humble
2016 years 2 months ago

Keagan,
while you are preaching you should do some more reading and study yourself! It seems that some very nice soft spoken person came in to this dialog with a Christian attitude and was then rudely turned on by you. So do a little more study and practice what you preach.

Matthew 7:1-2 1Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Romans 2:1 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for… Read more »

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