Chase Jeffrey White, Who is 21 But Looks to Be 12, Charged in Rape of Teen in Tustin Park

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Chase Jeffrey White appears from the booking photo at right to be about 12 but, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) he's 21, from Tustin and linked to the rape of a 17-year-old girl he did not know in a hometown park.

After a DNA database hit, White was charged with a felony count of rape in concert that could keep him in state prison until he's 30 and with a sex offender scarlet letter for life.

The girl was at Centennial Park in Tustin around 10 p.m. on Oct. 16 when she was approached by two males she did not know, according to an OCDA arraignment statement that alleges one of them had his buddy hold the teen while the man raped her. The pair is said to have later fled the park.

The girl contacted the Tustin Police Department, which collected a DNA sample and fed it into the local database, which on Feb. 19 indicated White was the rapist, according to the OCDA, which adds he was arrested on March 5.

White's friend, according to prosecutors, has since died. White was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail pending his scheduled arraignment today in Santa Ana.

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IUPG
IUPG

Innocent until proven guilty! Apparently this is not the first time this girl cried rape! And so what if he has been in trouble!! People make mistakes! And for everyone of you on FB saying he should be killed, FUCK OFF! You are no better!

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

Edward Norton will be playing him in the movie version.....

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

"...that could keep him in state prison until he's 30."  


Or, age 21 in "Chase Jeffrey White" years.....

cconcerned474
cconcerned474

This article is a disgrace to local media, and couldn’t be further from the truth. There are no winners here. The young lady who has to live with the fact she is sending this boy to prison to avoid 2 weeks of grounding by her parents for having sex, and this young man who’s life will never be the same for a crime he didn’t commit. Not only is the picture not associated with this crime, this young man was in a recovery program, leading recovery meetings, speaking on recovery panels.  If the Tustin police would have done their due diligence, they would have found her number in his phone and vice versa. I am appalled at the persuasive guilty before charged slant from a supposedly professional institution and the lack of investigative police work by the Tustin Police department. May God help us all. 

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

Is that Greg Haidl's cousin?

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

wow how did his friend die?

hagaal
hagaal

@cconcerned474 hahaha recovery program that's hilarious. He was arrested in June 2012 for possesion and paraphernalia. Then, in July 2012 he was arrested again for the same exact thing! And not marijuana, we're talking opiates. He has 2 felony drug charges and 4 misdemeanor drug charges. He never learned his lesson. Then in november 2012 he is arrested AGAIN for trespassing and possesion/receiving stolen property. He needs to be locked away for life.

kennagauer
kennagauer

@MatthewTCoker @paullucas714 He over dosed.

kennagauer
kennagauer

@MatthewTCoker @paullucas714 he over dosed

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

@MatthewTCoker @paullucas714 

Matt, Im too jaded to fall for poetic justice. Im guessing an Rx Ovrdose of some sort. That seems to be the method of choice these days for deaths among people of that age group. 

kennagauer
kennagauer

He died before anyone that knew them had found out about what they'd done. I was at his funeral.

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