VALPARAISO — A 40-year-old Griffith man faces three felony counts of sexual misconduct with a minor based on allegations of abusing two underage girls.
Both girls told police that Jason Gibbs began touching them inappropriately when they were 14 and that the abuse occurred repeatedly.
He is further accused of trying to bribe one girl to stay quiet.
Gibbs denied the allegations when questioned by police. When informed a voice stress test showed deception, he reportedly came up with an alternative explanation for one incident.
Gibbs terminated the interview and promised to return the next day, but did not return, police said. Gibbs was charged in Porter County and arrested Tuesday.
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Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.