Michel White

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Noemi Fernandez
US Government
Period 3
August 14, 2012
Current Event #1

Michael White, Ex-High School Social Worker, Accused of Sexually Assaulting Foster Son SUMMARY:
Michael David White, of age 49 former social worker of 15 years at Tolleson High School and current youth worker with the City of Tolleson is accused of sexually assaulting his 23 year old foster son. According to court documents Michael White had assaulted his foster son for quite some time, but his foster son never reported it when he was younger because Michael gave him food and shelter. The foster son went to Tempe police on Saturday reporting that he'd been sexually assaulted by Michael White earlier that evening. After police investigated the complaint, officers developed information and evidence related to the case. They found an email of Michael White apologizing to his foster son on how he tried to sexually assault him. The foster son who is in his 20s, lives in Tempe said the recent assaults happened in Tempe, he also reported to Tempe police that Michael White had sexually assaulted him a few days earlier and also assaulted him in March, several years ago when the two lived together in Phoenix. Michael White is currently in jail and being held there of sexual assault, and sexual conduct with a minor.

OPINION:
I would have never thought this of Michael White. When I heard the news on T.V I was in shock because not only have I known him for a while but also socialized with him in many occasions. He was the teen council leader that worked with many teens. He also was a teacher at Tolleson for 15 years and to think this has been going on for so long really frightens me. I recently went on a teen trip with him and many other teens to California. He once did talk to me about his son that they were having problems but nothing about this problem. Police think Michael has not only tried stuff with his foster son but with other teens as well. My concern is why can’t people go straight...
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