ROTC INSTRUCTOR AT INDEPENDENCE HS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED FEMALE STUDENTS, COPS SAY

ROTC INSTRUCTOR AT INDEPENDENCE HS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED FEMALE STUDENTS, COPS SAY

A JROTC instructor at Independence high school was arrested today on charges that he sexually assaulted two students at the school.

Brad Gibson, 52, (Seen here) sexually assaulted one female student in 2018 and another in 2010, officials say.

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, police received information concerning a sexual assault that occurred at Independence High School. Crimes Against Children Detectives were notified and launched an investigation.

According to the 15-year-old female victim, the suspect who was later identified as Brad Gibson, sexually assaulted her in early 2018 while she was a student at Independence High School and Gibson was the JROTC Instructor. The victim advised that the assaults occurred at the school.

During the investigation, detectives identified a second female victim. The second victim (who was 17-years-old at the time of the incident) stated that Gibson sexually assaulted her in 2010 while she was a student at Independence High School.

This afternoon, Gibson voluntarily came to police headquarters where he was interviewed by Crimes Against Children detectives.

At the conclusion of the interview, Gibson was arrested and transported to the Mecklenburg County Jail and charged with various sex crimes.

The Crimes Against Children Unit is currently working to determine if there are additional victims.

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