Chatham man facing luring charge granted bail in connection to charges of uttering threat

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A Chatham man facing a charge of luring a child under the age of 16 was granted bail on Tuesday in connection to charges of uttering threats.

Jeremy Gibson, 42, was arrested on Saturday and taken into custody for uttering threats, according to court documents.

During a virtual court proceeding Tuesday, a surety agreed to pledge $2,000 and have Gibson reside with her.

Under the terms of his release on bail, Gibson pledged $4,000 to be payable if he misses a court date or breaches any terms of his release.

While on bail, the accused agrees to live with his surety, not to communicate or be around females under 16 unless with his surety, and not to communicate or go near four specific people.

Gibson is also not to use any computer or device that can access the internet unless it is required for his employment. He is also prohibited from possessing any weapons.

Gibson was arrested by Chatham-Kent police on Nov. 25, 2019, and charged with luring a child under the age of 16 and making sexually explicit material available to a person under the age of 16.

Publication bans are in place that prohibit evidence from being publicized and to protect the identity of the victim.

According to previously published reports, police became aware in October 2019 of a video circulating on social media that resulted in the internet child exploitation unit investigating its content, including contained conversations via the social media site Instagram.

Two trial dates – March 8 and March 12 – have been scheduled for the court to hear evidence and testimony regarding these charges against Gibson.

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