Indiana Man Starts GoFundMe Page To Get Him To His 14 Year-Old ‘Fiance’ In Evaro
30 year-old William White of Montezuma, Indiana started up a GoFundMe site to raise money so that he could travel to Evaro, Montana to be with his 14 year-old 'fiance'.
[A representative from GoFundMe contacted KGVO News and said that 'the campaign was immediately removed, did not receive any donations, and the user has been banned.']
White, who worked for a local fast food restaurant in Missoula, was arrested on August 21 and charged with felony sexual abuse of children after he was found at the Poverello center with the 14 year-old girl, and had several bags with them.
Deputy Missoula County Attorney Mark Handelman asked substitute Justice of the Peace Mike Frellick for $25,000 bond.
"This charge stems from this defendant who is 29 years of age traveling to Montana from Indiana to be with his 14 year-old 'fiance'," Handelman said. "He even started a GoFundMe page to get the money he needed to come here. The victim ran away with him and they spent the night of August 20th together and committed the acts detailed in the affidavit of probable cause. Therefore, the state is asking for bail of $25,000 and conditions that he have no contact with anyone under the age of 18."
Judge Frellick set bail at $25,000 and ordered White to have absolutely no contact with the 14 year-old victim of any kind, in person, online, text or phone.
According to court records, the victim's uncle threatened White if he ever showed up again on his property.
White's next court appearance will be September 6.