Charlotte JROTC instructor accused of sexually assaulting two students

CMS JROTC Instructor Accused of Sexual Assault by Two Teachers

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - An instructor at a Charlotte high school was arrested Wednesday, accused of sexually assaulting two female students at the school.

Brad Gibson, 52, is charged with six counts of indecent liberties with a student and three counts of indecent liberties with a minor.

Brad Gibson
Brad Gibson (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)

Gibson, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, is a JROTC instructor at Independence High School.

The investigation began when a 15-year-old student reported Gibson sexually assaulted her in early 2018. During the investigation, detectives identified another alleged victim who said Gibson assaulted her while she was a student in 2010.

The second victim was 17 years old at the time of the alleged crime.

Wednesday afternoon, Gibson voluntarily went to police headquarters to be interviewed. At the end of that interview, he was arrested on the charges.

CMS sent a message to families alerting them of the situation. The district stated Gibson was currently suspended with pay.

"Independence High School Families,

"When an incident occurs involving the safety and well-being of our students, I feel it important to let you know the facts in order to inform you and to avoid miscommunication.

"Bradley Gibson, an Independence High School ROTC instructor, has been charged with multiple counts of Indecent Liberties with a Student by a teacher. Mr. Gibson was arrested this afternoon by CMPD.

"I want you to know that I take matters such as this seriously and will assist law enforcement in anyway necessary in this active investigation. The parents of those involved have been contacted and are also assisting law enforcement in this case. Because this is an active investigation, I am unable to provide any further details at this time.

“The safety, security and well-being of students is a top priority and the Independence High School community remains vigilant in our protection of your children. Thank you for your support of the Independence High School community.”

Anyone with further information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or Det. L. O’Dell at 704-336-4466.

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