Milan assistant coach arrested on Statutory Rape charge

Kendall Rashaan White, 22, of Milan

Milan assistant coach arrested for Statutory Rape

By Logan Watson

A Milan High School assistant football coach was arrested yesterday on charges of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure.
According to the arrest warrant, Kendall White, 22, who is also an Educational Assistant at MHS, admitted to having sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old juvenile student.

During a forensic interview, the victim told investigators with the Milan Police Department that the incident occurred sometime between the dates of August 3, 2017 and August 17, 2017, just after classes had resumed. The victim stated that she snuck out of her house and met White in a vacant lot near her home. According to the victim, she and White had sex in his car on one occasion, but met with him during the 2016-17 school year.

The victim stated that she had classes with White and that the relationship started there. The warrant alleges that there are text messages between White and the minor that indicate a sexual relationship existed.

After being advised of the charges against him and his rights, White admitted to the relationship, confirming the victim’s account of the incident. White did, however, state that while he was talking to the minor last year, nothing happened between them.

White was charged with one count of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure and placed under arrest on September 18, 2017. Bond was set at 15,000. White posted bond and was released. He will appear in Milan General Sessions Court on September 27 at 9:00 a.m.

“The Milan Special School District is cooperating fully with the local police department,”  said MSSD Director of Schools Jonathan Criswell. “Mr. White has been suspended without pay pending the resolution of these charges.”

3 Comments

  1. Logan Watson on September 20, 2017 at 11:29 am

    “Statutory Rape” does not have to be consensual. The girl was under the age of consent, meaning that, regardless of her willingness, their encounter was against the law.

  2. Jamie Doe` on September 20, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Regardless of the charge, she was a Minor & the coach was an authoritative figure and he should have known better to get involved (if they did) & I bet the parents had a good talking to her about sneaking out to meet him or anyone for that matter, This is just unacceptable, in my book, what is going on in society these days???? & I agree with Logan Watson she was under age & it doesn’t matter if it was consensual or not it is against the law !

  3. Just asking on September 20, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    This is unacceptable and by law is a crime. I have seen several high school girls (under 18 yrs old) with “boyfriends” out of school and we’ll into their 20’s. They come to sporting events and other school events with law enforcement present and nothing said. It is well known to all that they are in a sexual relationship. You may even see them showing public affection in front of law enforcement. Why is this acceptable?

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