Mom Accused of Sex Acts with Child Denies Claims - NBC 6 South Florida

Mom Accused of Sex Acts with Child Denies Claims



    NBC 6's Keith Jones has an interview with a woman at the center of a case alleging she had sex with a minor. (Published Monday, June 16, 2014)

    A Pembroke Pines woman accused of performing several sexual acts on a 12-year-old boy broke her silence Monday and told NBC 6 that she “absolutely” did not perform any sexual acts on the child.

    “Me and his mother were in a big fight,” said Keturah Gibson, 47. “And they have five pages of emails that show us fighting right before this happened.”

    Gibson 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. The child told police between June 2012 and December 2013, Gibson would come into the bedroom where he was sleeping and perform sex acts, according to the affidavit.

    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.

    “Never happened once,” Gibson said. “Never snuck into his bedroom. He knows I never snuck into his bedroom five to ten times…His parents coerced him to say it.”

    At the time of her arrest, after she was read her Miranda rights, 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.

    “I was driving home and he basically took out his privates, took my hand, and tried to get me to touch it,” Gibson told NBC 6 Monday.

    Less than an hour and a half later, Gibson tried to contact the victim using her son’s instant 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.

    Monday, Gibson said, “They’re trying to set me up to basically say, ‘Oh I told you no contact and I contacted him. Meanwhile, he’s the one texted me and told me to call him. So that’s what’s the tampering with a witness is.”

    Gibson is under house arrest and must wear a GPS monitoring device along with several other limits set by the court while she awaits trial.

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