A 29-year-old Pittsburgh high school teacher is accused of violating a female student on more than one occasion. Michael White was arrested mid-week for allegedly kissing his 16-year-old student on the lips during his information technology class, making her give lap dances to male classmates, and previously slept with the girl.
Police say that White made the girl perform the act at Perry Traditional Academy, a few days after he invited the youngster to a hotel party and asked her to strip for him. She refused the invitation.
Another incident found him taking her to his house during school hours, where he gave her weed and alcohol, before having intercourse.
Last week, White was arrested for assaulting a 15-year-old student, before the second victim came forward. His two attorney’s have faith in his innocence, questioning the credibility of both teens accusing him of the improper acts. “We did mention this to our client, this is another victim who is in the same boat,” said one of the two lawyers. “Another troubled girl…we definitely challenge the truth and veracity of her statements at this point.”
White is being held at the Allegheny County Jail, and has been charged with two counts of involuntary deviate s-xual intercourse, plus one count of indecent assault, selling or furnishing liquor to minors, s-xual assault, corruption of minors, unlawful contact with a minor, and institutional s-xual assault of a minor.
Investigators are looking into White’s past, which includes a stint in the military, in search of other potential victims.