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Keturah Gibson, 47, of Pembroke Pines was arrested for performing sexual acts numerous times on a 12-year-old boy, authorities said. On Monday Gibson answered Broward Circuit Judge John Hurley’s questions about her background and finances. He later set her bond at $110,000.
A Broward judge ordered a Pembroke Pines woman held on $110,000 bond Monday after authorities said she was arrested for performing sexual acts numerous times on a 12-year-old boy.
Keturah Gibson, 47, faces five counts of lewd and lascivious battery, five counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and one count of tampering with a victim, a Pembroke Pines Police complaint affidavit said.
Gibson made a court appearance via video before Broward Circuit Judge John Hurley, who set her bond.
The victim said that Gibson performed the sexual acts on him between June 2012 and December 2013. He said that most of the time she would enter the bedroom where he was sleeping and wake him up between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m., according to the affidavit. This happened about five to 10 times, he said.
She would start by kissing him on the lips and rubbing his chest, proceed to masturbate him, and eventually perform oral sex on the boy, the affidavit said. The victim said that Gibson told him not to tell anyone or they would get in trouble, according to the affidavit.
The victim’s son told police that Gibson told him that she had kissed, masturbated and performed oral sex on the victim, the affidavit said. The victim's son said this bothered him so much that he disclosed it to his therapist. After the therapist told Gibson what he had disclosed, she told her son that she would have to get their stories straight about what they were going to tell police, according to the affidavit.
After she was read her Miranda rights on Saturday at about 2 a.m., Gibson said that she never performed any sexual acts on the victim, and said that he had kissed her on the neck and lips and tried to place her hand on his buttocks once, the affidavit said. Gibson said “that the victim tried to ‘come on to her’ and it made her feel good,” the affidavit said.
Less than an hour and a half later, Gibson tried to contact the victim using her son’s insant messaging account application, and sent him a message saying exactly what she had told the police about what occurred between them, the affidavit said.
Gibson said she was in trouble because her son told the therapist, and told him that if “this thing comes out,” they “never ever” had sex, the affidavit said.
Gibson also “wrote to the victim that she had spoken to an attorney and she learned that as long as they never engaged in sexual activity ‘i.e. oral or I ever touched your penis, then I cannot be arrested, so that never happened!!!’” the affidavit said.
In a second interview with police, Gibson continued to deny having sex with the victim, the affidavit said. She was then arrested and taken to jail.
The victim’s mother wants to prosecute, the affidavit said.
In court Monday, a public defender said Gibson invoked her right to remain silent and not be questioned without an attorney present. She did answer the judge’s questions about her background, however.
Gibson said she has lived in South Florida for 21 years and is a real estate agent.
Hurley ordered that if she posts bond she will have a GPS monitor, and he waived the cost of the monitor.
He ordered that she must have no contact with the victim, and must stay 500 feet away from him, where he lives and where he goes to school. Hurley gave the same order concerning her son.
In addition, Hurley ordered that she surrender her passport before she is released from custody. She is also prohibited from boarding an aircraft or going onto airport property, going onto a boat or oceangoing vessel or go into a port facility, and from possessing guns or weapons while she is out on bond.
Gibson was being held at the North Broward Bureau on $110,000 bond, online jail records showed.