STATE OF KANSAS v stephen douglas white

Kansas Horse Trainer Charged with Rape

A Kansas horse trainer is charged with raping a teenage girl.

Authorities arrested Steve White in late August after a minor came forward regarding incidents that allegedly occured in 2007.

Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet told Eyewitness News 12 that the victim waited more than two years before telling her parents, who then told authorities, “I don’t really know what brought this young victim to her parents to say this was going on at this riding stable – it had went one for quite some time. I think she did the right thing by coming forward to the authorities.”

White ran his lesson and boarding business, White Training Stable, in Augusta on leased property; his alleged victim was only 13 years-old at the time. The District Attorney says White has been charged with three counts of rape. Rate My Horse PRO contacted White’s defense attorney, but he had no comment regarding the case.

White is being held in the Butler County Jail on $150,000 bond. His jury trial has been scheduled for December.

 

Updated March 7, 2012

Steve White pleaded no contest to one count of rape last year. He was sentenced to life in prison yesterday and could be eligible for parole in 25 years.