Former Watertown man charged in child sex abuse case going back 18 years

Richard P. Gibson

A former Watertown resident is facing child sex abuse charges after a lengthy investigation by State Police.

Troopers arrested 49-year-old Richard P. Gibson, of Newport News, Virginia, after the investigation showed that he allegedly sexually abused a young boy and girl in the city of Watertown between October 1996 and December 2000.

Gibson was arrested in Virginia and extradited back to New York on Saturday.

He is charged with two counts of course of sexual conduct with a child.