A Lubbock dentist accused of generating images of boy or girl sexual abuse pleaded not responsible on Wednesday to supplemental federal charges following investigators discovered more proof and victims who showed his alleged predatory actions spanned extra than two decades.
Jason White, who has been held at the Lubbock County Detention Center since his Jan. 14 arrest, was at first indicted in February on counts of generation of youngster pornography, enticement of a insignificant and receipt and distribution of kid pornography.
On Aug. 11, a federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment that contains 16 more federal rates, like nine different counts of manufacturing of kid pornography, 6 counts of enticement and attempted enticement of a minor and one count of transportation of baby pornography.
He appeared on Wednesday with his lawyer Kristen Ayers right before U.S. Justice of the peace Decide D. Gordon Bryant and entered pleas of not responsible. A demo has been established for November.
White was in the beginning arrested immediately after a Lubbock law enforcement and FBI investigation into outcries from a few teenagers who mentioned White bribed them with income in trade for pictures and films of them using sexual intercourse toys he delivered.
One particular of the teenagers told investigators he despatched White a picture of his genitals.
Another teenager informed law enforcement White showed him a movie of him carrying out a sexual act and in yet another episode paid out him for an image of his genitals, which he explained White told him he sent to yet another person.
A 3rd teen told investigators White pressured him into exhibiting him how to use a grooming trimmer on his genitals, and also confirmed him a video clip of an unidentified teen undertaking a intercourse act.
White reportedly spoke with investigators soon after his arrest and reportedly admitted to acquiring a sex toy for 1 of the boys and authorized the other two to maintain the products they uncovered at his property.
He also reportedly advised investigators that he at the time owned an adult retailer named “Peek a Boos.”
That organization shut close to 2008 or 2009 and investigators consider that White kept unsold merchandise in a storage unit. In a jail cellular phone simply call amongst White and a buddy, White claimed his storage unit was “exactly where … just all our previous … things is,” in accordance to a search warrant for the storage device.
A look for of the device yielded six pc towers and 1o packing containers that contained fiscal records.
Throughout a listening to in January soon immediately after White’s arrest, federal prosecutor Calllie Woolam instructed the court docket that the ongoing investigation has exposed that White’s predatory habits spans 25-decades.
“He has been a threat to the neighborhood for 20-furthermore several years,” she reported. “Through his prestige, he victimized at minimum 6 folks, most likely there could be far more out there.”
The superseding indictment alleges that on separate occasions from 2004 to 2020 White knowingly, or at the very least attempted to, persuade, induce, entice, and coerce, seven boys to engage in sexual acts.
The indictment identified the alleged victims as John Doe 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 15.
In 8 of the new creation of child pornography counts, White is accused of coercing John Doe 15 to interact in sexual acts for “generating a visible depiction.”
The new expenses resulted as investigators observed a lot more proof and other alleged victims came forward with their stories of sexual abuse.
“I am continue to finding victims of White as of March 4, 2021, even even though my investigation began in mid-December of 2020,” wrote Lubbock police detective Jeffrey Owen Buschman in the research warrant. “Many of these victims repeat the identical design of story once more and once more. White utilized his situation, items he provided, funds he promised, his age, his standing, the normalization of sexuality, the discuss of sexual intercourse, the displaying of pornography, the strategy of White’s porn ‘business,’ alcoholic beverages, guilt, and persistence to pre on a big quantity of people today, both of those juvenile and grownups in excess of extra than two decades.”
According to the lookup warrant, Buschman discovered a online video he believed included John Doe 15 on White’s on the web storage account.
“A single of White’s on-line details storage accounts exposed evidence of potentially victimization and other sexually specific movies and visuals saved on the net by White from the 2010 to 2014 time period,” the warrant states.
The investigators states in the look for warrant affidavit that he spoke with many alleged victims of White’s who informed him that White instructed them he had a enterprise making pornography “and is a recruiter for a porn organization.”
In 1 episode, John Doe 6 told investigators that in 2005, when he was 17, White filmed him accomplishing a sexual act with yet another 17-calendar year-aged boy. John Doe 6 reported White also participated in the sexual act and promised to spend him from proceeds from his pornography business enterprise.
Buschman explained in the warrant that he thought the fiscal documents in the storage device could contain proof of the pornography business enterprise and payments designed to the alleged victims.
White’s attorney, Phil Johnson, reported he and his co-counsel are continue to sifting by way of evidence in the scenario and are planning to demonstrate their client’s innocence at trial.