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Tallapoosa Man Jailed for Statutory Rape in Bartow

Jul 03, 2013 -- 4:09pm

By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)

A Tallapoosa man has been arrested and charged in Bartow County for numerous felonies related to child sexual abuse.

Bartow County Sheriff’s deputies took Gabriel Joseph Garrett, age 25, into custody earlier this week on the strength of seven felony charges, including two counts of Statutory Rape. Garrett is also facing three counts of Child Molestation, two counts of Aggravated Child Molestation and a single count of Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes. An eighth felony charge was also leveled against Garrett for Influencing a Witness.

The Haralson County resident was booked into the Bartow County Jail about 11 am Monday morning by sheriff’s deputies.

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