MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- A paroled convict claims 'voices' told him to kill five women and a teenage girl, but the father of one of his alleged victims says the 32-year-old laborere killed his daughter to keep her from testifying that he was a child molester.
Christopher Garrison, the father of slain 14-year-old Christine Klebbe, said social services workers had asked Klebbe to testify that Nathaniel White had sexually abused her and the two young daughters of White's live-in girlfriend, Jill Garrison, Klebbe's aunt.
White, 32, twice paroled from state prison, was charged Tuesday with the murders of five women and a teenage girl in the Hudson Valley region north of New York City after leading police to the bodies of three murder victims.
In a televised interview Wednesday, White said he heard voices telling him to kill and was inspired by scenes of murder in the film 'Robocop.'
'He wasn't hearing voices,' Garrison told the New York Daily News. 'He had to know what he was doing.'
Garrison said the family would have gone to police with the accusation that White had sexually molested Klebbe and Jill Garrison's daughters, but felt they did not have enough evidence.
Social services officials Thursday said they were prevented by confidentiality laws from confirming or denying Christopher Garrison's claim.
But Mary McPhillips, the Orange County executive, said the county's Social Services Department works closely with local police and had provided any information they requested.
McPhillips said she could not confirm state police had inquired about charges of sexual abuse against White, but said, 'I wouldn't be a bit surprised.'
White, of Middletown, was charged Tuesday with six counts of second- degree murder after leading investigators to the bodies of three of the six people he said he killed in the Middletown area.
At least three of the victims had been stabbed to death and raped. The cause of the deaths of three murder victims was still not released by authorities.
State Police Trooper Robert Gillespie said he could not comment on the investigation, but said police had received inquiries from other police departments about the nature of the killings.
State Police had shared that information with police around the country to see whether White was connected with any cases other than the six killings he had confessed to.
'We've had a few calls from some different departments,' Gillespie said, though he was unable to say where they were.
Gillespie said police were going search the area against where three bodies were found Tuesday.
But 'there's really nothing that leads us to believe there are any more bodies' to be found, he said.
Orange County District Attorney Frank Phillips said he would present evidence in one of the killings to the county grand jury Friday.
'Our plan is to present one and only one of the murder charges to the grand jury' to allow police more time to investigate the other killings, Phillips said.
White had been paroled from state prison for the second timeApril 23. He had served an earlier sentence for holding up convenience stores and was arrested again seven moths after his first parole, this time for assaulting and kidnapping a woman at knifepoint.
He was paroled from his second sentence April 23. Officials said he met conditions of his parole.
David Ernst, a spokesman for the state Division of Parole, said White had met with his parole officer seven times since his parole -- including a meeting at the parole officer's office on July 9, one day before police said White killed Laurette Huggins Reviere, 34, in her Middletown apartment.
Ernst defended the decision to release White from prison, saying he had been a good prisoner and had shown no signs of being a danger to society.
'Obviously, in 20-20 hindsight, we wish we hadn't released him,' Ernst said.
Police said the killing spree spanned 16 months.
Klebbe's body was found near Echo Lake Tuesday. Not far away, police found the bodies of two cousins, Brenda Whiteside, 20, of Elmsford, N.Y. , and Angela Hopkins, 23, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., both of whom were reported missing July 20.
The other three victims White was charged with murdering were Reviere, whose nude body was found July 10 stabbed to death in her apartment; Adriane Hunter, 27, whose nude body was found July 30 behind an abandoned diner in Goshen, and Juliana Frank, 29, who was slain March 25, 1991.