A Brooklyn pastor’s son was arrested Thursday evening after he allegedly sexually assaulted a young relative.
The New York Post reports Mathew Gibson, son of Ben T.Gibson, a pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Brownsville, was arrested for raping the girl between 2013 and 2017. The horrific sexual assault occurred when the victim visited Gibson’s home every weekend. Authorities stated that the abuse began a few months after the girl’s mother passed away.
Although the victim is now 14-years-old, she kept the abuse a secret for years but recently decided to tell her brother about the sexual abuse. After her confession, her brother immediately called the police. Authorities arrested Gibson,44, last Thursday at a homeless shelter in East New York.
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Police added that the teen talked about how Gibson would sexually abuse her in different rooms in the church. Gibson was charged with sexual abuse of a child, incest, and child endangerment. He is currently held on a $10,000 bail. Gibson also had a previous police record for criminal trespassing in 2016, turnstile jumping in 2017, and grand larceny back in the late 1990s.
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Source: New York Post