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Gainesville man arrested for lewd or lascivious battery on 13-year-old girl
June 6, 2023
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Tuiwan Korin White, 35, was arrested last night and charged with lewd or lascivious battery on a 13-year-old girl.
A 911 call was received on June 5 about a suspicious vehicle at an abandoned house at 1404 NE 31st Avenue; a Gainesville Police Department officer responded and made contact with White and the girl, who were both in the back seat of the vehicle. Officers separated White and the girl and interviewed them about why they were at the abandoned house.
White reportedly told an officer that he was “up to no good” and “hollering a little female.” He reportedly said he had been smoking marijuana when he saw the girl walk by and that he called out to her; he said she got into his car, and they were “chillin’.” The officer reported that White became increasingly uneasy and was sweating profusely; he said several times that he “messed up.”
Meanwhile, another officer was checking whether the victim had any warrants, and dispatch told the officer that the victim is 13 years old. White overheard this and reportedly said, “It look like she just said she underage, man, so I’m tired.”
The victim reportedly said she had been seeing White for a couple of months and that they’d had sexual intercourse the previous night. The victim was then taken to the Child Protective Team for a forensic interview. During the interview, she reportedly said she met White while she was walking to school and that she told him she was 15 years old. She said White had promised to divorce his wife to be with her but had to wait until he would no longer have to pay child support. She said White had told her not to tell anyone about him, and she was worried that he could go to jail. She also reportedly said she could not remember his name, and she referred to him as “the man.”
Post Miranda, White reportedly requested a lawyer and did not want to answer any questions.
White has no local criminal history; bail information is unavailable.
Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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