‘This man sounds like a sex trafficker on a recruitment drive’
Missing Kansas teenager, is found in Minnesota with adult male she met online after he conned his way into her family home and absconded with her
Dechon White, of Minnesota, has been charged with kidnapping a 13-year-old girl from Kansas on July 4
White, 23, met the girl online in February, when she was just 12 years old; she initially told him she was 16
He traveled to Kansas to stay with the teen and her mother on July 1, lied to the victim’s mother that he was 16, and he was allowed to sleep in her room
White allegedly had sex with the minor in the home before the pair hopped on a greyhound bus and skipped town, Minnesota, together on July 4
Police found the victim and White inside his St. Paul, Minnesota home, more than 450 miles north of her hometown of Lenexa, Kansas
White who is being held on a $50,000 bond could face at least 20 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000
Dechon White, 23, of St. Paul Minnesota, has been charged with kidnapping a 13-year-old girl from Kansas on July 4, sparking an Amber Alert
A 23-year-old Minnesota man has been charged with kidnapping a 13-year-old Kansas girl he met online, who was found by police in his home last Friday after a 48-hour search.
US Attorney Stephen McAllister announced Dechon White, of St. Paul, was charged Monday in federal court in Kansas.
Court documents indicate White and the girl met online in February, when she was just 12 years old. Dechon White has been charged in federal court with one count of kidnapping the 13-year-old Amber Lynn Rewerts-Schiavoni from Lenexa, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.
The Amber Alert issued for the Rewerts-Schiavoni on Friday, July 6, 2018 said she was last seen wearing a black ‘Sons of Anarchy’ T-shirt, black jeans, carrying a “shiny” blue woman’s billfold. About 5’05’’ tall and 140 pounds with long, dyed black hair and blue eyes.
White was described as approximately 6’ tall, weighing 250 pounds and sporting a large “afro” style hairdo dyed orange
Amber alert went out for Dechon White and 13-year-old Amber Lynn Rewerts-Schiavoni, after they absconded from Lenexa, Minnesota together on July 6
Court documents indicate White told the teenager’s mother that he was 16 years old. They also say the two went to a Greyhound bus station in Kansas City, later taking a bus to St. Paul, MN. Police found the victim and White inside his Minnesota home.
White could face at least 20 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Three days earlier Lynn and her father went out for an early 13th birthday celebration. According to William Rewerts, his daughter and White met online.
He didn’t approve of the relationship and tried to put an end to it. In response his daughter moved out and went to stay with her mother.
Her mother acknowledged that White told her and her daughter that he was 16 years old.
She and other members of the family saw the two leave together and said they were headed to Oak Park Mall on the Fourth of July. However, they pair instead boarded the bus
“Just come home,” William Rewerts, her father, said. “It’s not worth it. Just find somebody and come home. I love you, sweetheart. Call me. Do anything.”
At this point they had been communicating with Amber through social media, but they believe she’s not the person on the other end.
It is a more than 450 mile trek from the victim’s home in Lenexa, Minnesota to St. Paul Minneapolis, where they pair were found.
Police found the missing girl in White’s home in South St Paul, Minnesota, located more than 450 miles north of her hometown of Lenexa, Kansas
White traveled to Lenexa, Kansas, on July 1 to visit the 13-year-old.
He allegedly lied to the girl’s mother he was 16 years old, and the woman allowed him to sleep in her daughter’s room.
Prosecutors say he had sex with the victim while staying in her family’s home in Lenexa.
At around 2pm on July 4, the 13-year-old and White told the girl’s mother they were going shopping at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, but instead they boarded a Greyhound bus just before 8pm that evening and traveled the more than 450 miles to St. Paul, Minnesota.
The girl’s mother reported her missing after being unable to reach her, sparking an Amber Alert.
Police acting on a tip on Friday found White and the child at his home in South St. Paul.
The girl confessed to investigators that when she first connected with White online, she told him she was 16 years old, but later admitted she was 12 at the time, reported Fox 4 KC.
While he was staying with her in Lenexa, Kansas, the 13-year-old said she and White had concocted a plan to run away to Minnesota together.
Dechon White [photo, left] lied to the victim’s mother that he was 16 years old. He also, it is allegedly, admitted that had sex with the minor while staying in her mother’s home
White who has a criminal record, lied to the girl’s mother that he was 16 years old and allegedly had sex with the minor while staying in her mother’s home. The girl said she had lied to White about her age, too claiming she was 16.
Four years ago White was arrested for possession of a firearm on school property.
Under questioning, White reportedly admitted that he knew the girl was 12 when he traveled to Kansas. He also confessed to purchasing a one-way ticket to Minnesota for the minor.
During a search of his apartment in St Paul police seized a backpack they say contained White’s love letters to the girl.
He is being held in the Dakota County Jail on $50,000 bond. If convicted, White faces at least 20 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.