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Former Lewisville Officer Indicted on Child Sex Abuse, Pornography Charges

Former Lewisville Officer Indicted on Child Sex Abuse, Pornography Charges

April 16, 2020

A former Lewisville officer was indicted on multiple criminal charges, including child sex abuse and possession of child pornography.

Former Lewisville Officer Indicted on Child Sex Abuse, Pornography Charges


According to reports, Bryan Preston Gibbins, a former Lewisville police officer, was indicted by a Denton County grand jury on child sex abuse and possession of child pornography charges. The 38-year-old man has been held in Denton County Jail ever since he was arrested on January 29, 2020. According to county records, Gibbins was charged with eight counts of child sex abuse charges and 15 counts of possession of child pornography charges.


Reports show that Gibbins met the 15-year-old victim while working on a criminal case in which she was the victimized party. According to an arrest affidavit, Gibbins started a sexual relationship with the unnamed girl in early 2019, and it carried on until January 9, 2020, mere weeks before his arrest. The affidavit shows that Gibbins would meet the victim to provide her transportation to and from school, and would communicate with her using social media apps such as Snapchat. 


This is a heartbreaking case on many levels. Police officers are supposed to be trusted public servants who protect our men, women, and children from harm. The fact that this individual used his power and place in law enforcement to contact a previously victimized child and engage in a sexual relationship with them is clearly abusive, and behavior like this has no place in society. 


Sex crimes are heinous crimes that leave a lasting impact on victims. Because of the nature of this type of crime, it is clear why it is so fiercely prosecuted and heavily enforced not only in the state of Texas, but all around the country. The consequences of being convicted of this type of crime extends far beyond jail time. In addition to facing years behind bars, Bryan Gibbins may also face other collateral consequences such as being barred from certain types of employment, inability to live in close proximity to a school, or being forced to register as a sex offender. These types of consequences may seem strict to some, but the state must do everything in their power to ensure they are protecting the children of Texas. 


The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy | Denton County Sex Crimes Lawyer


The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy condemns the actions displayed by Bryan Preston Gibbins. The allegations made against him represent extreme deviance, and if he is found guilty, he must face justice. Adults who engage in child sex abuse are menaces to society, and they must be stopped before they can victimize any other youths of our communities. 


Our law firm specializes in criminal defense, and we understand that not every allegation is true, and not every charge has to result in a conviction. We fully support our county bringing child predators to justice, yet we remained committed to defending the falsely accused and the individuals of our community who want to defend the rights in a court of law. If you have been accused of or charged with a crime and you need legal representation, we are ready to help. Call us today at 940-222-8004 or visit our online contact form to get in touch with a member of our team.


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