Pleads not guilty

A Caddo Mills man has pleaded not guilty to an indictment alleging he repeatedly sexually abused a child.

A Caddo Mills man has pleaded not guilty to an indictment alleging he repeatedly sexually abused a child.

Jason Ray White, 41, received an indictment from the Hunt County grand jury in July on a charge of sexual abuse of a child-continuous, victim under 14 years of age.

White entered the not guilty plea during an arraignment hearing Friday in the 354th District Court. Judge Keli Aiken accepted the plea and scheduled a hearing to consider discovery evidence for Sept. 12.

White remains in custody in the Hunt County Detention Center, where he is being held in lieu of $450,000 bond.

The indictment alleged that White engaged in sexual contact with the female Jane Doe victim on three occasions on or about July 1, 2017.

White was taken into custody late on the night of July 31 in Caddo Mills by the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant issued, based on the indictment.

The charge is a first degree felony, punishable upon conviction by a maximum sentence of from five to 99 years to life in prison and an optional fine of up to $10,000.

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