High School Basketball Coach Faces Statutory Rape Charges
RUSSELLVILLE- Residents reacted Monday to Russellville High School's new head basketball coach, Scott White, who is charged with four counts of first degree statutory rape. Barry County charged White last week for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a child younger than age 14.
White is a former physical education teacher for Exeter and taught kindergarten through 12th grade. White has been gone from Exeter for more than a year, but the girl involved initially came to faculty and staff for help in November.
The girl told authorities that White had sex with her four times in the building. He was arrested Tuesday and released on a $25,000 bond after Judge Victor W. Head reduced the original bond of $50,000.
White is currently on administrative paid leave while he awaits his Sept. 20 court date.