(McKINNEY, Texas) – Tom Iles White, 41, of Plano, received a sentence of 30 years without the possibility of parole for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child, with 10 more years stacked on top for Indecency with a Child, announced Collin County
District Attorney Greg Willis.
Evidence showed that White began showing his relative pornography when she was just four years old, and began molesting her around the age of six. From that time until she was 12, he would make her participate in sexual acts multiple times a week.
Finally, the 12-year-old victim was able to confide to an adult relative what had been happening to her for so long -- she “just wanted it to stop.” The police were called and all of the children were immediately removed from the home. Plano Police officers responded and investigated, as did Child Protective Services.
After obtaining a search warrant, detectives discovered that White’s work laptop and the tower containing the hard drive to his home computer had disappeared. Testimony revealed that he previously always had his laptop with him, and the computer tower had been in the home before the mother left. However, a bag of teenage-themed pornography was found in White’s closet.
The jury returned a guilty verdict Thursday for one count of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child, four counts of Indecency with a Child by Contact and one count of Indecency with a Child by Exposure. On Friday, the jury then sentenced White to 30 years without parole on the first count, 10 years each on the Indecency by Contacts and five years for Indecency by Exposure. Presiding Judge James Fry stacked the sentences to equal 40 years total.
Assistant District Attorneys Crystal Levonius and Daniel Lewis prosecuted the case, assisted by District Attorney Investigator Kenneth Newton. The case was investigated by Plano Police Detectives James Phelan and Chris Jones.
This new release is distributed on behalf of the District Attorney; please refer any questions to Bill Dobiyanski, 972-548-4335.