MODESTO — The mother and aunt of a victim called a convicted defendant from Patterson a "monster" and a "predator" for repeatedly sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl over a year, according to written statements read in court Tuesday.
On March 19, a jury found Dallas Ran- dolph White guilty of committing multiple counts of child molestation. The charges included sexual intercourse, oral copulation, sexual penetration with a foreign object, and lewd and lascivious acts with a child.
"The day I found out my daughter's innocence had been stolen from her forever, a part of me died," the mother wrote in her court statement. "But it didn't stop there. The monster you are forced (the case) to trial. You made our firstborn baby girl relive the torture that had become a secret and dark part of her life."
White, 58, was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday morning, but a probation report that would include a risk assessment was not available. So, Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Linda McFadden scheduled him to return June 10 for his sentencing.
The judge did allow Deputy District Attorney Beth O'Hara Owen to read victim impact statements from the child's mother and aunt. The sexual offenses occurred from August 2010 to June 11, 2011.
The mother wrote that justice has prevailed, and White has lost his freedom, along with his family and friends. This conviction will never return the innocence and youth stolen from her daughter, but her child won by coming forward and stopping his abuse, she said.
"Her victory was and always will be her ability to tell the truth," the mother said in her statement. "Your life of escalating crime has come to a stop."
The child's aunt wrote in her statement that White was a "predator who hid behind video games." She said he messed with the wrong little girl, who turned out to be the strongest person in her family.
She went on to say her niece stopped White "from hurting or taking something from another innocent child."
The prosecutor is seeking a maximum sentence of 107 years to life in prison for White.
Donnell Snipes, White's court-appointed defense attorney, is requesting the judge remove a prior robbery conviction from consideration while determining the defendant's sentence.
McFadden said she is inclined to deny the defense's request based on the nature of the committed sexual abuse, which she called "reprehensible." The judge, however, said she will listen to any further argument on the issue June 10.
It's unclear from the information made public in court the nature of the access White had to the child.
Bee staff writer Rosalio Ahumada can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 578-2394.