David R. Gibson, Hurricane, West Virginia (arrested Sept 2013)

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    David R. Gibson, 59, special needs teacher's aide at Hurricane High School, Putnam County Schools, Hurricane, West Virginia, "four counts of second-degree sexual assault"

    WCHS TV: Putnam Special Needs Teacher's Aide Resigns Amid Sexual Assault Charges (Sept 3 2013)

    The 21-year-old victim told investigators that she went to stay at Gibson's home for a week and that he tried to have sex with her, Putnam Prosecuting Attorney Mark Sorsia said. The girl told Gibson “no” and that's when the girl said her former teacher's aide got her drunk and had sex with her. Since the girl has a mental handicap, prosecutors said Gibson's alleged actions are considered rape.


    On Tuesday, Gibson was arrested, accused of sexually assaulting three former students. Two of those incidents happened back in the 1990s. The alleged victims were 15 and 16 years old at the time. Court documents said Gibson gave those students alcohol and marijuana at his home before having sex with them. The most recent alleged incident happened this past August. That victim is a 21-year-old woman with a mental handicap.

    David R. Gibson, Hurricane, West Virginia, Hurricane High School, Putnam County Schools
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    West Virginia Gazette: Putnam teacher's aide charged with sexual assault (Sept 4 2013)

    According to a criminal complaint filed in Putnam County Magistrate Court, a former Hurricane High special-needs teacher told State Police last month that her former student, now 21, went to stay with Gibson after leaving her foster home. The woman "has the mindset of a 13-year-old," State Police Cpl. R.A. Phillips wrote in the complaint. The alleged victim stayed at Gibson's home for one week, and he repeatedly tried to get her intoxicated and touched her, according to the complaint. The woman said she had sex with Gibson after he had her drink several cups of vodka and smoke marijuana. She said she remembers the incident, but could not stop Gibson because she was not fully conscious. Gibson allegedly threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the incident. The woman provided investigators with a picture taken in Gibson's home that showed the faces of the victim's classmates taped over naked pictures. Officers obtained a search warrant and found evidence of child pornography, as well as marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to the complaint.
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    Charleston Daily Mail: Putnam teacher aide charged in student sex assaults (Sept 4 2013)

    State Police Cpl. R.A. Phillips says one victim who is now 21 has the mindset of a 13-year-old. Phillips says she gave investigators a photo shot in Gibson's house, showing the faces of her classmates taped over the naked bodies of other people. Phillips says Gibson admitted having sex with that victim and another who was a 16-year-old Hurricane High student in 1996. Troopers also found child pornography in Gibson's home.
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    WSAZ: UPDATE: Teacher's Aide Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges (Sept 4 2013)

    David R. Gibson, 59, of Hurricane, who is a teacher's aide for a special education class at Hurricane High School, was arrested Tuesday on four counts of sexual assault. State Police say while he was an aide, he gave at least three students alcohol and engaged in sexual acts with them. In one of the criminal complaints, a 21-year-old student told investigators that Gibson gave her alcohol and made her smoke marijuana and then had sex with her, according to investigators. According to the criminal complaint, Gibson admitted to police he had sex with the girl and he knew it was wrong.
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    WVNS TV: Ex-teacher arrested on charges of sexual assault against students (Sept 4 2013)

    David, R. Gibson, 59, was arrested after an investigation revealed there was reason to believe he had developed relationships with at least three students while employed as special education teacher at Hurricane High School, according to a release sent by the West Virginia State Police. Police believe that Gibson gave the students alcohol and engaged in sexual acts with them. Gibson faces four counts of sexual assault.

    WOWK TV: Ex-teacher arrested on charges of sexual assault against students (Sept 4 2013)
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    Very detailed, comprehensive article ...

    Herald Dispatch: Teacher's aide accused of sexual assault (Sept 4 2013)

    A retired special needs teacher -- contacted by the more recent, 21-year-old victim -- recalled having found [David R.] Gibson locked in dark classrooms, alone with female students during his 15-year stint as her aide. The retiree told police she had confronted the suspect and reported the incidents to the school's principal. On Aug. 19, 2013, the 21-year-old used Gibson's phone as he slept to call the retired teacher for help. The retiree met her former student in a field along Hurricane Creek Road. The two met with investigators days later.