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BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — The sexual battery trial of Boiling Spring Lakes Mayor Richard White, a former investigator in the Brunswick County District Attorney's Office, began today in Bolivia.

No cameras were allowed inside of the courtroom as the woman accusing Richard White of sexual battery and assault on a female took the stand to describe how the nature of their relationship evolved over many months.

She said that she first met White in October 2011 as she urged him and the District Attorney's office to investigate her attorney.

She admitted to calling and speaking to White many times about her claim, and on October 28, 2011, she said he invited her over to his house for a drink. After discussing her complaint for a while she said white then hugged her "in a friendly way" and attempted to kiss her. She claims she told White that she did not want that kind of relationship.  She stated under oath that it was a good thing he tried to kiss her, because it established boundaries between them.

She admitted that a few days later she called White multiple times, but he would not answer or return her calls, and she got upset to the point of crying.

In January 2012 she said she once again tried to call White about her complaint, and he asked her out to dinner. She admitted they had made an arrangement to "celebrate" her former attorney getting in trouble by drinking an expensive bottle of wine, but that their relationship was still "friendly and professional." The woman claims White would once again try to kiss her, but that no malice was involved.

On March 1, 2012, they went to dinner and a movie. She claims during the movie he kept touching her and rubbing her upper thigh. Later that night as he dropped her off at home, she says White groped her, and forcibly kissed her, and at that point she claims his pursuit was no longer friendly.

There will be more testimony Wednesday after the judge told the woman they would take as long as they needed to get to the truth in this case.

WWAY does not usually identify alleged victims in cases that involve sex crimes.

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30 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: Alleged victim testifies in sexual battery case against BSL mayor"

Guest Not an Einstein
2015 years 10 months ago

It doesn’t take Einstein to figure this out. The answer is: As many times as he is guilty of crimes! There are many on the list!! Problem is: A system full of people just as bad as he is! = Get off free!!!!!
I am POSITIVE she never felt like a let down lover! He was supposed to be helping her, not humping her! Come on people, get your mind in your head where it is supposed to be!

2015 years 10 months ago

Just a thought,…where are “all” of her supporters? Oh yeh, she has none! I am shocked she has nit begun to make up fake people on here to defend herself. (or has she Ms Smith)

Captain America
2015 years 10 months ago

The truth and justice will always prevail .

2015 years 10 months ago

Yes!!! it is time to sashay into the kitchen and grab the bottle of celebratory wine and talk about all of the shenanigans that took place in the court room today! First subject of conversation will be: MOVE BACK TO TENNESSEE SUE BEE! NaNa Na Na… NaNa Na Na…Hey Hey….GOOD BYE!

2015 years 10 months ago

Apparently some of the messages in support of the victim are not being posted . This will probably not make the post either. It appears someone who has a bias is screening these post. This man continues to carry on as he has his entire life. If what this lady is saying is not true, why is he not working in the DA’s Office still ? Oh yea, he resigned but it was to spend more time with his grand son. He continues right where he leaves off from one job to his next. He’s going to continue his ways because he thinks he is above the law, and apparently he is. He has been though more SBI investigations than Carter has pills, and his latest victim gets no justice. He will continue to pray on women. Maybe next time it will be someone close to the people who had a chance to put a stop to this continued abuse of good women. I will be waiting till I hear about the next victim, and there will be another one


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