TODAY IN COURT: FORTUNA SEX CRIMES SUSPECT, SUBJECT ARRESTED IN KING SALMON STANDOFF BOTH PLEAD NOT GUILTY
February 2, 2021
Lost Coast Outpost
Bail was set at $1.5 million today for a former teaching assistant charged with sexually abusing a Fortuna middle school student in 2017 and 2018.
Judge Christopher Wilson advised Matthew Oliver Gibson, 29, that he has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child under 14, continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14 and having substantial sexual conduct with a child. Gibson, who was arrested Jan. 29 at his McKinleyville residence, appeared via videocamera from Humboldt County Correctional Facility.