New York City teacher facing child sex charges in NJ

Thomas Gibbons mugshot

June 1, 2012 2:19:28 PM PDT
Police in New Jersey have charged a New York City schoolteacher with sexually abusing a child.

Thomas P. Gibbons, a teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx, is accused of engaging in sexual conduct with an 11-year-old relative between January 2010 and January 2011.

Investigators said Gibbons, 59, would periodically visit relatives in Paterson, New Jersey, where the crimes allegedly occurred.

Police in Eastchester, New York arrested Gibbons at his home.

He was awaiting extradition to Passaic County where he will face child sex charges.

Anyone with additional information about this investigation can contact Chief Assistant Prosecutor Joseph A. Del Russo of the Passaic County Prosecutor's Special Victims Unit at 973-837-7626 or Passaic County Prosecutor's Detective James Stolz at 973-837-7736.

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