UPDATE:: Priest accused in St. George's sex-abuse scandal faces church investigation in Pa.
"The congregation has been very supportive of him, holding him in prayer, sending him cards, bringing him soup," said the Rt. Rev. Canon Audrey Cady Scanlan, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. "They’re caring for him as they would care for any member of the congregation who is in a time of need."
Allegations against White, 74, include that he raped and/or sexually molested a St. George's student in multiple states and Canada in the early 1970s, according to a report by SGS for Healing. That former student elaborated in an interview with The Providence Journal. The school's report said that White — whom it refers to as "Employee Perpetrator #2" — had "inappropriate and potentially sexual misconduct with at least three male students."
The school quietly fired White in 1974 after a student's parent reported the misconduct, which White admitted to the headmaster, according to a 2015 investigation report St. George's issued in December. But the school never notified child-protection authorities — as required by the state's 1974 mandatory reporting law.
That same year, a cryptic letter to White from headmaster Anthony M. Zane urged White to seek psychiatric help and not to work at any other boarding schools. Still, White went on to become academic dean and chaplain of Chatham Hall in Chatham, Virginia, and headmaster of what was then the Asheville Country Day School in Asheville, North Carolina.
UPDATE:: Former Rector of Waynesville Church Faces Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
News 13's Rex Hodge was in Waynesville Friday, where he reported on new information about alleged sexual abuse of a minor. A WNC woman said she was sexually abused when White was rector at Grace Church in the Mountains, where White served from 1984 until 2006, when she was a minor.
UPDATE::Ex-students of prep school call for 2nd probe into sex abuse claims__
Former students who say they were sexually abused at a prestigious Rhode Island boarding school are calling for another investigation after the school issued a report acknowledging the accusations.
An internal investigation recently found that 26 students at St. George's School were sexually abused by six school employees in the 1970s and '80s.
The private coeducational Episcopal school in Middletown sent a report to alumni in which school officials apologized and detailed the credible allegations. Administrators at the time fired three staff members but didn't report the matter to state authorities.
Lawyers representing some of the 26 former students said they've identified at least 39 accusers and called the report a "sanitized version of the truth," the Providence Journal reported.
An Episcopal priest, currently serving at a church in Bedford, is accused of sexually molesting boys at a school in Rhode Island decades ago.
Reverend Howard White, a retired priest, has been serving as a fill-in pastor at St. James Episcopal Church in Bedford since 2007.
More than two dozen students allege they were sexually assaulted at St George’s School in Middletown, RI in the 1970s and ‘80s. St. George’s is considered an elite boarding school. Earlier this week a lawyer for three former student named Rev. White as one of six perpetrators.
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