NH man charged with assaulting girl

Posted: 04/06/13 at 5:05 pm EDT

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire sex offender has been indicted on charges of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl in his apartment.

Michael Gibson of Whitefield faces charges of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, kidnapping and witness tampering. Police say Gibson fondled the girl in February and told her that he'd hurt her if she told anyone.

The Caledonian Record says the 43-year-old Gibson is currently being held Coos County jail, where he was unavailable Saturday. It's unknown if he has a lawyer.

Gibson is scheduled to be arraigned April 18 in superior court.

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