Ex-Police Officer Charged In Alleged 10-Year Relationship With Minor Held Under $250K Bond
A former Hebron and Union Township police officer was ordered held under $250,000 bond on Tuesday morning for charges related to an alleged sexual relationship with a minor.
George Gibson pleaded not guilty to two counts of corruption of a minor, one count of gross sexual imposition, one count of rape, five counts of sexual battery and one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, 10TV’s Kristyn Hartman reported.
Gibson, 43, was accused of conceiving a child with a girl when she was 15. Investigators said that the alleged relationship began in 1993 when the girl was 8 years old.
Gibson allegedly knew the girl because dated her mother, Hartman reported.
Det. Sgt. Craig Black said that the abuse began when the woman was very young.
“He took advantage of the girl for his own benefit,” Black said.
The two have a 10-year-old, a 7-year-old and a 19-month-old together.
Health police said that they were contacted in May 2011 after a child support enforcement proceeding, when both Gibson and the alleged victim filed for sole custody of the children.
Gibson’s attorney, Sam Shamansky, said that he would not confirm the particulars of the case.
“My client has entered a not-guilty plea for a reason,” Shamansky said. “He has faith in the justice system.”
Shamansky said that Gibson had been in plea negotiations, which fell through, prompting the most recent charges.
“As a result, we have an expanded indictment that includes rape and a whole host of other charges,” Shamansky said.
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