ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, Mo. – A French Village, Mo. man is charged with 30 counts of second-degree statutory rape for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old girl.
Ronald L. White, 56, is accused of sexually assaulting the 15-year-old girl at his mobile home behind his business, the Y Stop, located in St. Francois County throughout the year.
According to court documents, the victim, identified as H.H., told police White forced her to have sex with him at least 30 times. She says he threatened to "put her head through a television." She said she observed shotguns underneath her bed, and he told her he would hurt her if anyone found out what he did to her.
H.H. says White has had sex with other young girls, and he video tapes and photographs the young girls while nude. She says he kept the images on electronic chips he kept inside his home.
Documents state H.H. told police White told her he fell in love with her the first day he saw her. He also bought her diamond earrings, dressed her up, and fixed her hair because he liked her to look nice. He also bought her a $400 dog and gave her $200 to $300 each time he had sex with her.
H.H. says White also gave her a pain pill, which made her sick for three days, gave her alcohol, methamphetamine pills, and tried to make her smoke marijuana.
White did not use a condom when he had sex with H.H., and he told her he was "fixed" because his ex-wife "kept popping out kids."
Bond is set at $500,000.