18 January 2024- A Chambersburg woman, who’s partner is already in jail on child sex abuse charges, is facing charges following an extended investigation by Pennsylvania State Police. Brittany Colleen Gibson is charged with felony child endangerment, misdemeanor simple assault, and five felony counts of corruption of minors. Gibson failed to post bail of $250,000 bail and is behind bars in Franklin County. Her husband, 54 year old Morris Gibson, is behind bars in Franklin County, as well, on numerous sexual abuse charges.
Pennsylvania State Police were made aware of potential sexual abuse of a 6-year old victim on September 11th, 2023. The place of that abuse, Troopers say, was a home on Ivan Road, Guilford Township.
Much of the investigative information was uncovered during interviews with the five victims, all 7 years old or under. Troopers say that one of the victims provided much of the information, including the fact the allegation that Brittany and Morris Gibson would have sex in front of all the children.
During additional interviews, police learned that the victims were scared of Morris, showing that they were potentially being abused. One of those victims allegedly said she thought that Morris did the same thing to their mother that he does to them.
During the course of the sexual assault investigation, the victims’ father gained custody of the children. During this time, it was discovered that the eldest child had significant dental issues. A specialist was contacted, with them finding eight cavities in the 7 year old victim’s mouth as well as an abscess. Ten teeth in total had to be completely extracted, the abscess was treated, and four fillings were needed on their molars.
The pediatric dentist treating the victim allegedly told police that “this could have been detected earlier had the patient been coming for regular dental visits” or treated based off the severity of the injuries. This dentist concluded, according to Troopers, “In my medical opinion, this indicated a level of dental neglect”.
Brittany Gibson is behind bars on $250,000 bail. Her preliminary hearing is set for January 23rd.
Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39307-CR-0000018-2024, Incident No.: PA 2023-1260731