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Wilson Police Arrest 74-Year-Old On Charges Of Sexual Assault

Posted January 6, 2004 5:15 a.m. EST

— Wilson investigators on Tuesday arrested James Gibson, 74, of Boyette Drive in Wilson, on three counts of first-degree sex offense, three counts of indecent liberties with a child and three counts of sex offense by a person in a parental role.

Gibson was placed in the Wilson County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance Friday.

The arrest followed an investigation into claims that Gibson sexually assaulted a 7-year-old girl.

Police said the case remains under investigation. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Wilson Police Department at

(252) 399-2323

or Wilson Crimestoppers at

(252) 243-2255.