Air Force reservist faces sentencing in child rape case

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former Dover Air Force Base reservist who impregnated a 14-year-old girl is facing sentencing for child rape.

Thirty-four-year-old Staff. Sgt. Byron White was to appear in court for sentencing Monday.

White pleaded guilty on the eve of trial in July to two counts of third-degree rape.

White was the fourth Dover airman to face child sex abuse charges in the past year.

An investigation began last December after someone complained on a Division of Family Services hotline.

White was arrested at the military base in February on nine counts of third-degree rape and continuous sexual abuse of a child. Authorities said White had been in a sexual relationship with his victim since May 2017.

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