CMPD: Man arrested for sexually assaulting missing juvenile

- A man was arrested for sexually assaulting a juvenile on Monday, according to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. 

28-year-old Zachary Richard Gibson has been charged with indecent liberties, first degree kidnapping, felonious restraint, possession of a weapon of mass destruction, statutory rape, and statutory sex offense following an investigation into a missing child case. 

Around 4:30 a.m. CMPD was notified by a local law enforcement agency that a juvenile had been reported missing and was picked up by Gibson.

Upon searching, police found the juvenile inside of Gibson's home and taken back to the police station. They were then picked up by a family member. 

Later in the day, the juvenile said they had been sexually assaulted by Gibson. Detectives searched his home and were able to seize evidence. As a result of the information gathered during the investigation, Gibson was arrested and charged with the seven counts. 

Anyone with additional information about this case or the suspect is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 704-334-1600. 

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