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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 30, 2023

New Kent man indicted for abduction by Williamsburg grand jury

By Community Member | May 20, 2023 1:19 am

A New Kent man has been indicted by a Williamsburg grand jury stemming from a Sept. 30, 2022 incident.

Richard Lee Gibson, 59, was indicted on one count each of abduction with intent to defile, object sexual penetration, and sexual battery by the Williamsburg grand jury on May 10. Allegations lodged against Gibson says that the defendant grabbed a woman from behind and groped her genitalia before fleeing the scene.

Gibson also had other charges lodged against him where he had images on his cell phone taking pictures between women’s legs with his cellphone.

As investigators put together the case, Gibson fled the state of Virginia. He was eventually apprehended on Mar. 19 in Florida before being extradited to Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail on Mar. 26. He currently remains in jail with no bond as he awaits his trial.