A 22-year-old Florida man faces multiple charges related to an allegation of sexually abusing young girls he is accused of hunting through social media.
Brandon Michael White of Tarpon Springs repeatedly attacked the victims, all under the age of 16, with the promise of vapor or marijuana. A law enforcement affidavit alleges that White did so for the purpose of harassing young victims and satisfying his nefarious foot fetish.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that White faces “seven counts of lewdness and sexual harassment, lewd and malignant crimes, lewd and lewd conduct, [and] two counts Unauthorized use of two-way communication equipment. ”
Delegates said their investigation began after receiving a report that White engaged in “inappropriate behavior” with a 12-year-old girl for the purpose of “sniffing feet” beginning in April 2021. According to the docs (and please ignore the capital letters, all of which are in the original):
IN APRIL 2021, 21 YEAR-OLD MEN MEETING 12-YEAR-OLD WOMEN IN MY VEHICLE AFTER THE JOINT STOCK COMPANY BOOKED AT 36301 E LAKE RD S, PALM HARBOR FL 34685. VICTIM CONTACTED DEF VIRTUAL. THE COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION, WHERE YOU AGREE TO PROVIDE HIM A FREE NICOTINE Vape In Exchange For Her Touch And Touch. THE MEETING IS WITNESSED BY VICTIM’S FRIENDS. THEN THE SCAMER COMMUNICATES VICTIM VIA INSTAGRAM ABOUT THE PROBLEM.
Authorities said they quickly learned that there were many other victims, ages 13, 14 and 15.
MO allegedly preyed on young girls through Instagram, promising vapes and cannabis products to meet underage women and then sexually abusing them – with a specific fixation on the victim’s feet.
In one alleged incident, White allegedly arranged an Instagram meeting with a 13-year-old boy and her 15-year-old friend, asking them to wear “smell socks.” The defendant is accused of sexually abusing the 13-year-old girl by making her perform “foot work” after promising to drink marijuana.
Authorities allege that White admitted to “meeting with many women,” as the press release put it, during an interview Wednesday. Delegates said that White was read Miranda rights prior to the alleged admission.
White was then placed in the Pinellas County Jail, according to records reviewed by Law & Drime. He still holds on to the total $200,000 in bonds.
Court records show White made his first court appearance at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday before Judge Michael F. Andrews.
Pinellas County court records also show that White was previously arrested on September 18, 2021 on charges of small battery in water.
A docket entry from January 6, 2022 shows that the issue was moved to a pre-test redirection program.
Read the affidavit below at your own risk:
[Image via Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office]
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