A Brooklyn pastor was arrested for sexually assaulting his own 14-year-old daughter on church grounds.A Brooklyn women burst into tears as she revealed to local reporters the horrors her 14-year-old granddaughter went through. The distraught granny revealed that the young girl endured alleged sexual abuse at the hands of the pastor.
According to reports, 44-year-old Matthew Gibson is a pastor of the Progressive Baptist Church of Brownsville and son of the church’s bishop. He has been arrested and charged for incest and sexual abuse of the 14-year-old.
“He should rot in hell,” said the victim’s grandmother, Josephine Maples.
The family of the young girl was left in shock and are horrified at what they've uncovered. They believe this is not an isolated incident and allege that the girl has been sexually abused for years at the church.
Furthermore, they believe there were other sexual predators besides Gibson involved in the abuse as well. The list of suspected offenders includes other male leaders in the church who have allegedly preyed on the young female parishioners for years and reportedly went as far as impregnating some of them.
The story had unfolded after a relative of the girl exposed the scandal. She revealed she only became privy of what was going on recently.
She noticed the alleged victim acting out of character and began questioning what was happening. According to police, the abuse allegedly began just after the victim’s mother died.
“She just blurted it out to us. We want to speak to the district attorney’s office because you failed us as well. We just found out he got a $10,000 bail, which is unheard of for a case like this. We’re really disappointed with the district attorney for setting his bail so low. It’s a shame.” said the shocked and angry relative.
Gibson was arrested last week at a Brooklyn area homeless shelter. According to reports, he has been living.
Gibson has a history with the law. Apparently, he had been arrested for criminal trespassing, jumping the subway turnstile, and grand larceny in the past.
The community then demonstrated outside of the Progressive Baptist Church on Howard Avenue to demand that the church is shut down after Gibson's arrest. The church is currently closed as it is regarded as a crime scene.