Thursday, June 18, 2009

Perry Leonard Gibbs Accused of Molesting 4-year-old

A local man has been arrested after he was accused of molesting a four-year girl back in 2000.

Perry Leonard Gibbs, 52, of 5451 Still Road Lot 5 in Bratt, was arrested and charged with molesting a child under the age of 12. He remained in the Escambia County Jail Friday morning on $25,000 bond.

A female told the investigators under oath that Gibbs molested her in 2000 when she was four and five years old, according to Sgt. Ted Roy with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department. The victim told investigators that the molestation occurred in the Walnut Hill area.

The female made the allegations in May of this year, accord to Roy.

Gibbs, who provided an Atmore, Ala., address at the time of his arrest, made his initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon via a closed circuit video feed from the Escambia County Jail. If he makes bond, Gibbs was ordered to have no direct or indirect contact with the victim and to wear a GPS monitor.

The felony molestation charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. Gibbs is due back in court in early July.

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