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Man charged for alleged kidnap, sexual assault of 4-year-old girl

Terence Giberson, 52, is accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl in Redlands.

August 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The San Bernardino District Attorney's Offices filed felony charges Wednesday against a Redlands man who allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl.

Terence Giberson, 52, was charged with two counts of oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child under 10, two counts of forcible lewd acts on a child and one count of kidnapping to commit another crime.

Giberson allegedly abducted the little girl Monday while she was playing outside with friends and took her to his apartment, where the assault occurred. While searching for her, the girl's father found her sippy cup outside Giberson's unit. He then saw his daughter naked inside, yelling his name and banging on a window.

The father knocked down the door, rescued his daughter and called police. Giberson was arrested a short time later.

If convicted on all charges, Giberson faces three life terms in state prison.