Former Hopewell Fire Dept. Captain sentenced for abusing girl

A 61-year old former Hopewell fire captain groveled his apologies to the family of a child he sexually abused as he was sentenced to two-years in prison.

Arthur Gibeau Sr., was sentenced by Ontario County Judge Brian Dennis to two-years in prison and 10 years of post release supervision after he pled guilty to first degree sexual abuse after he abused a child under the age of five.

“If I had my way they would lock you up and throw away the key,” said a family member during victim impact statement. “I hope you wake up every night in fear for your life. This prison sentence is only the beginning of a long road for you in realizing you messed up.”

The victim’s family member stated they feared there are other potential victims out there.

According to Gibeau’s defense attorney, Kevin Karnyski this is the first legal trouble for the Hopewell man.

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