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Georgia State Trooper fired after being arrested on child molestation charges

Georgia State Trooper who spent time training as a cadet locally charged with child molestation. According to the GBI a Georgia State Patrol Trooper has been arrested in Forsyth County and charged with aggravated child molestation.

Brian Sanchez, 24, of Forsyth County was taken into custody by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 and was charged by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) with aggravated child molestation, child molestation and sexual battery. According to GBI public information spokeswoman Nelly Miles, on Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI to conduct an investigation into an incident that had allegedly occurred in Cumming involving Trooper Sanchez. On Tuesday the Georgia Department of Public Safety stated that Sanchez was terminated from the department following the GBI’s charges and that he had been Georgia State Patrol Trooper since Nov. 1, 2017. Sanchez trained as a cadet at the GSP Post 38 in Rome in August of 2018 patrolling both Chattooga and Floyd County. Sanchez turned himself into the Forsyth County Jail on Monday evening without incident, Miles said. Sanchez is currently being held in the Forsyth County Jail with no bond.