Wyoming woman denies twice sexually assaulting pre-teen boy

2014-06-19T10:06:00Z 2014-12-22T12:20:04Z Wyoming woman denies twice sexually assaulting pre-teen boyBy EDDIE GREGG egregg@billingsgazette.com The Billings Gazette

A 35-year-old Wyoming woman appeared in district court Thursday and pleaded not guilty to charges that she twice had sexual contact with a boy in Billings, once when he was about 10 years old in 2011 and again about a year later.

Appearing before Judge Mary Jane McCalla Knisely, Bonnie Lynn White entered not guilty pleas to two felony counts of sexual assault.

According to prosecutors, White is facing six similar counts involving three victims, including the victim in this case, in other jurisdictions.

Charges against White in Big Horn County, Wyo., were sealed by court order, according to the Big Horn County Clerk of Court’s office.

Knisely on Thursday allowed White, who has posted on $50,000 bond, to return to Wyoming. As requested by Senior Deputy Yellowstone County Attorney Brett Linneweber, the judge ordered White to pay for and use GPS monitoring.

“It appears she has been going by the victim’s house since bonding out,” Linneweber said.

“You are to have absolutely no contact with the alleged victim,” Knisely told White.

“I’m going to add the additional condition that there is no contact with anyone under the age of 18,” the judge added.

According to charging documents, the alleged victim, who is now 13 years old, disclosed the contact to a counselor in February.

In a March interview with an investigator in Lovell, Wyo., the boy said that White pushed him onto a bed, pulled off his clothes and fondled him while he was in Billings in January 2011 for a friend’s birthday party.

The boy said that White threatened to hurt him and his family if he told anyone. He also told the investigator, according to prosecutors, that White again fondled him about a year later when she took him and others to a water park in Billings.

He said that White again threatened to hurt him and his family if he told anyone.

“Multiple children have made independent disclosure of being sexually assaulted by the Defendant,” charging documents say.

White’s trial date is yet to be scheduled.

Felony sexual assault carries a prison sentence of between four and 100 years.

Copyright 2015 The Billings Gazette. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More from the Gazette

Man pleads guilty in pistol assault

Man pleads guilty in pistol assault

10 hours agoLoading…
Man charged with punching, head-butting brother

Man charged with punching, head-butting brother

January 28, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…
Man charged with assaulting wife

Man charged with assaulting wife

January 28, 2015 3:05 pmLoading…
Man sentenced to prison for BB gun assaults, theft

Man sentenced to prison for BB gun assaults, theft

January 28, 2015 6:00 am Photos

Photos

Loading…
Man sentenced in 4th domestic assault case

Man sentenced in 4th domestic assault case

January 28, 2015 6:00 amLoading…
Man sentenced for choking wife

Man sentenced for choking wife

January 27, 2015 2:47 pmLoading…
Man gets 7 years in prison for gun assault

Man gets 7 years in prison for gun assault

January 27, 2015 12:07 pmLoading…

Follow The Billings Gazette

Most Wanted

Most Wanted

Most Wanted

Wanted by United States Marshals Service Montana Violent Offender Task Force

January 19, 2015 12:00 amLoading…

Most wanted

Most wanted

Name: Christopher Knight

January 05, 2015 12:00 amLoading…

Crime Watch Map

Keep tabs on crime around the city. View Map

Billings Police Report

2013 Billings Police Department Annual Report. View Report

National crime statistics

Database: FBI hate crime statistics

Database: FBI hate crime statistics

Approximately 6,000 hate crimes motivated by gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability were reported to the FBI in 2013.

Database: US college and university crime statistics

Database: US college and university crime statistics

Compare how U.S. colleges and universities rank for various crimes reported to campus or local authorities in 2013.

Database: US homicide victims by age, gender and ethnicity

Database: US homicide victims by age, gender and ethnicity

View homicide statistics for 2013 based on age group, gender and ethnicity. Data is compiled annually by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UC…

Popular Stories

Get weekly ads via e-mail

Deals & Offers

Featured Businesses