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FIRST ON 3: BSL mayor surrenders after warrants issued, attorney responds

BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — Boiling Spring Lakes Mayor Richard White turned himself in this morning after a woman took out warrants against him 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 District Attorney Jon David, where White worked as an investigator. White resigned from the job earlier this year.

This afternoon, White’s attorney Bruce Mason released a statement saying the allegations against White are “entirely false.”

“Law enforcement has already deemed these charges to be unsubstantiated and therefore declined to prosecute,” Mason said. “The accuser in this matter has a substantial history of false claims against judges, law enforcement and other public officials. She has brought false criminal charges against individuals that have been dismissed by the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office.”

Mason said White expects to be exonerated and will pursue all legal remedies against his accuser.

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