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Arkansas man accused of holding woman as 'sex slave'

Jacob Malcom Gibson (Source: Sharp Co. Sheriff's Office) Jacob Malcom Gibson (Source: Sharp Co. Sheriff's Office)
CAVE CITY, AR (KAIT) -

Sharp County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Cave City man on multiple charges, including rape, after they say he held a young woman hostage as his “sex slave.”

Jacob M. Gibson, 22, is charged with three counts of rape, kidnapping, and trafficking of persons.

Deputies arrested Gibson at his home on Brickle Springs Road on Sunday, Sept. 4, after his mother turned him in.

According to court documents, Gibson’s mother said she received a “frantic phone call” from the victim following church that afternoon. She could not understand what the young woman was saying. Then the call abruptly ended.

Rossann Gibson told investigators she “raced home” and found her son inside a locked shed door. When he opened the door, she said the victim ran to her car.

The victim said Jacob Gibson had taken her hostage on Tuesday, Aug. 30. At one point, according to the affidavit, he threatened to “cut her into tiny pieces and scatter her throughout the woods.”

For the next week, the victim said Gibson had forced her to engage in numerous sex acts and sodomized her repeatedly. During one assault, she said Gibson said to her, “I could choke the pretty little sparkle from your eye.”

The victim said Gibson would not allow her to wear underwear, saying it would “impede his acts.”

The only thing the woman was allowed to say, according to court documents, was: “What can I do to make you happy, Daddy?”

Upon hearing the young woman’s allegations against her son, Rossann Gibson reportedly became “physically ill.”

She reportedly told the victim it was “not okay for anyone to keep anyone else as a sex slave,” adding that she “didn’t care who the offender was.”

Rossann Gibson then called 911 and reported her son.

According to the affidavit, she told deputies her son had been diagnosed with “psychotic behavior and sociopathic tendencies.”

She said she was “fearful that Jacob would ultimately kill someone.”

She told investigators that once her son had killed a deer that had been shot by stabbing it repeatedly.

“No one could get him to stop,” she reportedly said. “[He] stopped whenever he felt he was done.”

She cautioned deputies to be careful when they went to arrest her son, saying if he became violent he would be “impossible to talk down.”

After assuring her they would not put themselves at undue risk, deputies traveled to the Gibson home where they found Jacob sitting cross-legged on the ground in front of the shed with a pink notebook.

"We found out later it was the victim's diary that he was tearing pages out of," Sharp County Deputy Cody Bailey said. "Investigators, they seized that and in the diary there was actually mentions and accounts of some of the assaults that took place."

Officers arrested Gibson without incident and took him to the sheriff’s office.

After he was read his Miranda rights, Gibson reportedly admitted to holding the victim in the shed and engaged in multiple sex acts with her.

“He stated that he never wanted to hurt her,” the affidavit stated.

Gibson is being held in the Sharp County Jail on a $100,000 cash only bond.

Eileen Adam lives near Gibson and was not shocked to hear the news because of other stories she has heard of in the area.

She said it must have been hard for Gibson's mother to give him up.  

“I just can't imagine how hard it would be,” Adam said. “I would hope that I would be able to that. I'm just thankful that I just don't have to, that I don't have that problem.”

Region 8 News also spoke to a person who is helping the victim and they said it has been hard trying to get her that help but that the woman is strong and will fight through what happened to her.

That person also said that after about 12 days of trying to get the victim help, they were able to get her counseling Friday. 

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