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FIRST ON 3: DA asks for special prosecutor to investigate allegations against BSL mayor

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County’s District Attorney has asked for a special prosecutor to handle the investigation into the mayor of Boiling Spring Lakes who used to work for him.

Yesterday a woman took out warrants against BSL Mayor Richard White for three counts of sexual battery and one count of assault on a female. The alleged victim says she met White in the office of DA Jon David, where White worked as an investigator. White resigned from the job earlier this year.

David says because White used to work for him, he has requested a special prosecutor handle the case. David said it will be handled by the office of William West, the District Attorney for the 12th Judicial District, which includes Cumberland County.

White has not returned our call for comment. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office says White told deputies he is out of town until Monday, and that he plans to turn himself in at that time.

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