‘Predator’: Richard ‘Ricky’ White, Jr, 41, has been indicted on 11 counts of second-degree rape, four counts of sexual exploitation of a child and nine other counts stemming from his alleged sexual abuse of a girl
A Delaware man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a girl 250 times over the course of five years, beginning when she was just 12 years old.
Richard ‘Ricky’ White, Jr, 41, of Greenville, was indicted by a grand jury in New Castle last week on 11 counts of second-degree rape, four counts of sexual exploitation of a child, possession of child pornography and other felony counts.
According to a probable cause affidavit, New Castle County Police say White began exchanging text messages with the victim in the fall of 2012.
At one point, their conversations turned to the subject of sex, with White asking the girl to provide details of her sexual history, the court document stated.
One day that fall, when the girl was off from school, White picked her up from home and took her to his house near New Castle, where the man allegedly began kissing the girl and eventually had sex with her.
For the next five years, according to the affidavit obtained by The News Journal, White had sex with the minor almost every week in various locations, indulging in the woods, behind a Popeye’s fast-food restaurant in Ogletown and in a park.
White was booked into the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington, Delaware, after the victim confided in someone about the suspected rapes
According to police, the 41-year-old also recorded their sex sessions on video and documented his trysts with still photographs.
Nearly every night, according to investigators, White would have the victim go on FaceTime and shower in front of him.
When the girl told White she wanted to put an end to their relationship, he allegedly threatened to commit suicide, tell people about their sexual encounters and disseminate the pornographic videos and photos he had taken.
When interviewed by police, the girl said she felt threatened by White and had a sense of obligation to carry on with the illicit relationship.
Police became aware of the suspected years-long sexual abuse when the teen finally confided in someone about it, and that person raised the alarm, leading to White’s arrest.
White is being held at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington, charged with a total of two dozen criminal counts in this case.