Police: Campbell Girl May Have Lied

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Campbell police said on Monday  the 12-year-old girl who told authorities her mother’s boyfriend made sexual advances towards her, causing an hour-long manhunt last week, may have lied about the advances.

Campbell police Det. Sgt. John Rusnak said on Monday that a preliminary investigation revealed the girl may have lied about the advances made by Deletaire White, 30, because White caught her talking to boys she was wasn’t allowed to talk to.

Rusnak said the girl may have told her mother false allegations in retaliation for White catching her talking to the boys.

The girl then told authorities White made sexual advances towards her. Rusnak said White jumped out of a window and discarded a shotgun he took with him.

Rusnak said he is conferring with prosecutors about possible charges against the girl, but said charges are typically filed against children 13 years old or older.

Rusnak said he has yet to talk  with White and is unsure if any charges, including having a weapon as a felon, will be filed against him.

White, according to reports, was sentenced to two years probation on reduced charges of attempted abduction and domestic violence for holding his then-live-in-girlfriend inside their Youngstown home and repeatedly beating her.

White, who was originally charged with kidnapping, held a 34-year-old woman inside their 2020 Stewart Ave. home. She told police White punched her in the face, choked her and refused to allow her to leave the home or make any phone calls.

White ended up breaking terms of his probation on the case when he was charged by Boardman police on Jan. 19, 2011 for stealing a cell phone from a Radio Shack in Liberty and a car from a man he sold heroin to.

He was eventually sentenced to 14 months in prison after pleading guilty to a receiving stolen property charge.

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