Todd Edward Gibbs

Todd Edward Gibbs

MEAT CAMP — A former Green Valley School sports coach was arrested by the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 2 and charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a child, three counts of second-degree rape and one count of a sex offense in a parental role.

Todd Edward Gibbs, 56, of 361 Majesco Drive, Boone, was originally given a $750,000 secured bond and a Dec. 16 court date. The bond amount was reduced to $250,000 after a motion for bond modification was filed on Nov. 5. He was still in custody at the Watauga County Detention Center as of Nov. 17.

According to the motion for a bond modification, Gibbs has worked as an emergency nurse for Wake Forest Baptist Hospital for 17 years. Watauga County Schools Superintendent Scott Elliott said Gibbs was a football coach at Green Valley in 1997, a girls basketball coach at the school from 1998-99 and in 2004 as well as a boys basketball coach from 2006-14. Gibbs was never employed with the school system as a full-time employee outside of his role as a non-faculty coach.

According to the warrants for arrest, the three second-degree rape charges and the sex offense in a parental role charge stem from incidences with the same alleged victim from Oct. 2, 1994, to March 25, 1995. The warrant stated there was probable cause to believe that Gibbs — “having assumed a position of a parent” — allegedly engaged in sexual activity with a minor under the age of 18 “against the victim’s will.”

Arrest warrants also stated that Gibbs allegedly committed and attempted to commit a “lewd and lascivious act” upon a second alleged victim who was under the age of 16. This allegedly took place from July to August 2018, and accounts of two of the indecent liberties with a minor charges. The third count of indecent liberties with a minor allegedly took place with a third minor under the age of 16 from May to July 2018.

Gibbs was ordered to not have contact with any of the three victims.

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