St. James, Mo. -- (2/27/2018) A St. James man was arrested Monday afternoon by the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Unit for seven counts of statutory sodomy following an investigation of child sexual abuse.
On February 20, an investigation of alleged sexual abuse of a juvenile female was initiated by the Missouri Children’s Division and the Criminal Investigations Unit of the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department. Probable cause of sexual abuse was established during a forensic interview of the victim.
27-year-old Jeffrey L. White was interviewed on Monday and subsequently arrested. White was incarcerated in the Phelps County Jail pending warrant application with the Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
On Tuesday, an arrest warrant was issued for the charges. His bond was set at $500,000.00