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Man Tries To Crowdfund Meeting A 14-Year-Old Girl (Photos)

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An Indiana man was arrested after he crowdfunded money in order to move to Montana to pursue his 14-year-old "fiancee."

William Eugene White Jr., 21, was arrested for felony sexual abuse of children after he allegedly tried to crowdfund money so he could move to Montana to be with a 14-year-old girl, the Daily Mail reports.

White reportedly spent the night at a homeless shelter with the teen before his arrest.

Police tracked White down after finding his GoFundMe account, which has since been shut down and did not receive any donations. The girl's family found out about the GoFundMe and notified police after the teen went missing, the Missoulian reports.

White had come to the house a week earlier, and family members told him to leave, the family said.

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In a police interview, White said he knew how old the girl was when he decided to travel to Montana. The age of consent in Montana is 16 years old.

According to court records, White may have gotten to Montana some time around Aug. 7.

White appeared in court on Aug. 22, where he did not enter a plea, reports The Associated Press. Justice Mike Frellick set White's bail at $25,000 and ordered him not to have contact with anyone under the age of 18, including the 14-year-old girl.

Another man in Montana was released after pleading guilty to raping multiple teenage girls.

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Justin Robert Wieder, 19, will be released until his sentencing in October, ruled District Court Judge Karen Townsend, even after a county prosecutor objected to the decision.

Wieder pleaded guilty to two felony counts of sexual intercourse without consent and another for felony sexual abuse of children. The guilty pleas came as part of a plea deal to close his other outstanding criminal cases.

Under the deal, Wieder would get 20 years of jail time with 15 years suspended.

Wieder was charged for the rape of a 15-year-old girl in 2016, but had previously been released or posted bail three times, and each time was rearrested for violating the conditions of his release by contacting the victims or being charged with more crimes.

"You understand that even though [the victim] may have agreed to this, because of her age this is sexual intercourse without consent," said Townsend to Wieder.

Wieder's father said he would "drive him back and hand him over" if he violated the conditions of his release after Townsend's decision.

Wieder reportedly had "stacking" bails set by other judges that added up to over $400,000.

Sources: Daily Mail, Missoulian (2), AP via WXIN / Featured Image: 401(K) 2012/Flickr / Embedded Images: Daily Mail

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