State trooper fired after being arrested on child molestation charges

Brian Sanchez
Brian Sanchez

Credit: Georgia Department of Public Safety / Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Georgia Department of Public Safety / Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

A Georgia State Patrol trooper was fired after being arrested on child molestation charges in Forsyth County, authorities said.

Brian Sanchez, 24, was arrested Monday by the GBI on charges of aggravated child molestation, child molestation and sexual battery, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles confirmed. The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) said he was fired as a result of the charges.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI to investigate Sanchez on Sept. 4 after allegations emerged in Cumming, Miles said. Sanchez, who had worked with the GSP since November 2017, turned himself in at the Forsyth County jail.

The DPS said in a news release that the allegations against Sanchez violate the department’s code, which says, “No member will engage in any behavior which results in incarceration or probation.”

No other information has been released.

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