PD: More victims found after PHX child molestation victim comes forward

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Posted at 10:00 AM, Sep 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-08 16:43:48-04

PHOENIX — Additional victims have come forward after a child reported being molested by a neighbor.

Phoenix police report that on August 25, a young girl under 10 years of age reported to her mother that 39-year-old Anthony Carl White molested her while at the neighbor's home.

When police investigated, they found another child also under the age of 10 who was also molested by White, police say.

When questioned by police, White allegedly denied the allegations but did say he was alone with the children for a short time in his room.

During a records check, police also found a report from earlier this year where another girl reported to police that White molested her a few years ago. The 9-year-old girl allegedly told investigators that White would trade her toys if she touched him sexually.

White was arrested later that day at his home near 19th Avenue and Rose Garden Lane in north Phoenix.

He is being held on a $100,000 bond and has been indicted on eight child sex crimes.

If you suspect a child is being abused, the Arizona Department of Child Services has resources available to report the issue to a social worker. You can call the Arizona Child Abuse Hotline at 1-888-SOS-CHILD (1-888-767-2445), and will be asked for information about the child, as well as the nature of your concerns. You can also get more information from DCS about reporting abuse or neglect online.