Tip leads to man's arrest

Scott Anthony Whited, 39, is accused of inappropriately touching a 7-year-old boy who was visiting him.

August 19, 2010 7:36:27 AM PDT
Authorities were looking for a man wanted for indecency with a child, but thanks to a tip, they've got him in custody. According to Crime Stoppers, in May 2009, the seven-year-old victim was visiting Scott Anthony Whited at his house in Highlands. While the victim was there, Whited allegedly touched him inappropriately. A short time after the visit, the victim told his mother what had happened.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office charged Whited with indecency with a child after an investigation. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Whited, 39, is a white male. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. He has brown hair with blue eyes and a light complexion.

After Whited's picture was aired on the local news, a concerned citizen called into the Crime Stoppers tip line. The caller provided information on Whited's current location. Whited was arrested around 10:00pm Wednesday at the location provided by the caller.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-8477 (TIPS) hotline or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the identification, charging or arrest of a suspect. Tips can also be sent by text message -- Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.