Missing Veteran Wanted in Child Sexual Assault Case

10418142_10152733336871577_2879559754641731104_n-1On May 31st, social media began sharing posts regarding a missing veteran in the Blue Lake area. The first post  we saw was at 11:43 a.m. Later we were contacted and we agreed to post here about the missing man. 

Today, we received the following notice that the missing man is wanted by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office for sexually assaulting an elementary student. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at about 5:19 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to Blue Lake Elementary School to assist Child Welfare Services (CWS), with reported sexual assault case. CWS created a safety plan for the victim and the victim was safe with her mother.

Detectives were called out and served a search warrant on the suspect’s residence in the 100 block of Raymar Avenue in Blue Lake.

On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, a forensic interview was conducted with the assistance of the Humboldt County Child Abuse Services Team (CAST). During the interview, the 9 year old female victim disclosed repeated sexual abuse that occurred over several years.

Detectives sought a warrant for Roy Alan Gibbs. A Humboldt County Superior Court Judge signed the warrant and set bail at $2.5 million.

The charges on the warrant are continuous sexual abuse of a child, eight counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 using force or fear, providing harmful matter (pornography) to a minor, aggravated sexual assault of a minor (oral copulation), and terrorist threats.

Gibbs was reported missing to the Sheriff’s Office on Monday, May 30, 2016. A search was conducted and deputies were unsuccessful in locating Gibbs.

If you know the whereabouts of Roy Alan Gibbs, please contact the Sheriff’s Office immediately. Do not attempt to apprehend Gibbs as he is possibly in possession of a firearm. Anyone with information related to this case is requested to contact Detective Scott Hicks at (707) 445-7301.



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  • Find that human scum; lock him away.

    The poor little girl….send healing her way.

  • If true I hope we never hear of him again…because he is buried deep somewhere in the ground. Thanks to whoever did this!

  • I still hope they find him….but now for a totally different reason.

  • I would normally say that I hope someone has “taken” care of him but this little girl & her family need to get closure. If he is buried somewhere then this little girl will be looking over her shoulder for the rest of her life. So sad & he needs to fry.

  • I hope they find this scum bag !!

  • Creep probably offed himself he is or was a sick mo fo .knew he was busted .if he is never found well one can only speculate .

  • I was really hopeing this man was found, but after hearing this news, [edit] being a father of a young girl, this makes me sick to my stomach, I’m so sorry for the little girl

  • Disgusting….

  • Thanks for helping this little girl

  • What if it were true that he didn’t want to babysit or hang out with the child? What if he told his wife, she is your sponsee, and I don’t want to be very involved? (Is that classic molester behaviour)What if it were true that the girl’s mom has had her in many situations where molestation was possible, and given her very little structure and support, so thatthe child was needy for attention? What if it were true the girl had been molested, but by someone else? What if the real perp was too scary to talk about, but she had to talk to get help?
    If we knew these things, would we want to hang him on sight or ask him what he knows?

    • Very good point!!!!!! especially the first question – very convoluted, and much
      that hasn’t been disclosed.

  • I remember this guy from about 8 years ago. He responded to a craigslist post I had posted in casual encounters. In an email he explained in detail how he likes very young girls. It wasn’t some role play fantisy either. I remember him sending me a photo of his wife who was much younger than him and I believe pregnant too and he explained he liked girls far younger than his wife.
    I’ve seen this guy periodically throughout the years in public places and have gotten sick to my stomach each time. I felt yucky like I knew some secret but didn’t know enough.

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