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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Registered Sex Offender Charged with Enticing Minor to Engage in Sexual Activity

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford returned an indictment today charging BRYAN WHITE, 39, of New London, with one count of enticement of a minor and one count of committing the offense while being a registered sex offender.

The indictment alleges that in June and July 2016, WHITE used a computer, cellular phone, telephone and an internet-based messaging service to attempt to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity.  The indictment further alleges that WHITE committed the offense while he was required by law to register as a sex offender.

WHITE has been in state custody since July 5, 2016, when he was arrested on related state charges.

If convicted of enticement of a minor, WHITE faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum term of life imprisonment life.  If convicted of committing the offense while being required to register as a sex offender, WHITE faces a mandatory term of 10 years to run consecutive to any term of imprisonment imposed for the enticement of a minor offense.

U.S. Attorney Daly stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt.  Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This matter is being investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Burlington County (N.J.) Prosecutor’s Office, the Florence (N.J.) Township Police Department, the New London Police Department and the Connecticut State Police.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy V. Gifford.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated September 15, 2016