WILMINGTON, Del.- The Delaware Attorney General's Office announced Monday that an undercover investigation by the Delaware Child Predator Task Force has led to the arrest of a 31-year-old Bear man on child solicitation charges.
Authorities said that Scott R. Gibson, of 127 Brittany Way in Bear, was arrested on Friday after he traveled to a Dover park to meet with who he thought was a 13-year-old girl he had met in an online chat room.
According to detectives, the investigation began when Gibson solicited an undercover detective posing as a 13-year-old girl online. Gibson provided a cellphone number for the detective to text him to set up a time and place to meet, investigators said. Authorities said that after obtaining a subpoena for the cell phone records, investigators were able to identify Gibson, and he was arrested when he arrived at a Dover park for the meeting on Friday evening.
After Gibson's arrest, a search warrant was executed at his home and detectives seized a laptop computer and other digital media. Authorities said the investigation also revealed that Gibson was a kindergarten teacher at Kathleen Wilbur Elementary School in Bear, and detectives executed an additional search at the school where Gibson's state computer was taken into custody.
Gibson was charged with four counts of sexual solicitation of a child under 18 and ordered held in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $60,000 secured bail.
The investigation, including a complete forensic analysis of digital media seized from Gibson's home, is still under way.
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