The prominent pastor has been charged with sexually abusing his own daughter for over six-years.
Gibson’s daughter reportedly revealed to her sister-in-law, Myia Maples, the abuse last week.
“Maples said her husband, the young girl’s older brother, has had full custody of the girl and her twin brother since their mother died nearly seven years ago.
“Their father, the pastor, is allowed visitation with the twins every other weekend, and they attend his church services.”
Maples said that she noticed that something seemed to be wrong with the girl after she arrived home from school last Wednesday and when she questioned her, the child just “blurted out to us.”
The young girl’s twin brother told reporters that he was present at the church during the assaults, but didn’t know about them, and that his father would always keep him busy with something else. “He would make me play on the drums, and when it was happening, I wouldn’t be nowhere around.”
“I feel like, in the moment, I let my sister down,” he continued.
Gibson was arrested on Thursday and the 44-year-old pastor was charged with criminal sexual abuse and forcible touching of a female victim between the ages of 9 and 14.
The girl’s family is understandingly furious, and upset, “especially because they claim they’ve been to court several times attempting to end the girl’s visitations with her father because he was verbally and physically abusive.”
The girl’s grandmother, Josephine Maples, said that the pastor “should rot in hell.”
“How can a father do this?” she asked. Many people wonder the same.
According to the family, the church’s bishop and the pastors’ father, Ben Gibson, was supposed to be supervising his son’s visits with his children, but did not.
“This is not a church. This is a place of torment,” Maples’ husband said.
The church is currently shut down as a crime scene, and the family plans to hold a demonstration today.
Such actions by a supposed leader are horrifying, many people argue, and deserve the fullest extent of punishment that can be meted out.