Alabaster teen charged with raping underage girlsPublished 2:55pm Monday, March 10, 2014
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
An 18-year-old Alabaster man has been released from the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $45,000 after he was arrested and charged with raping two underage girls.
The Alabaster Police Department arrested 18-year-old Derrien Durrell White on March 7 and charged him with two felony counts of second-degree rape and one felony count of second-degree sodomy. He was released from the Shelby County Jail on bond on March 10, according to jail records.
On March 10, Alabaster Police Chief Curtis Rigney said officers arrested White at his place of employment, and said White’s charges are connected to incidents involving two underage girls.
White’s arrest came after a weeklong investigation into the matter, Rigney said.
“He was having sex with two underage girls. One was from Alabaster and another was from Pelham,” Rigney said. “That’s really all I can say about it at this point.”
According to Alabama law, a person commits second-degree rape when they “being 16 years old or older … engages in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex less than 16 and more than 12 years old.” The suspect must be at least two years older than the victim for the charge to apply, according to Alabama law.
Second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy are Class B felonies. If convicted, White could face between two and 20 years in prison per charge.
As of March 10, White did not have an attorney or a court date listed in Shelby County court documents.