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Georgia teacher arrested for soliciting photos from students under the age of 15

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JASPER — A Pickens County Junior High school teacher has been arrested and charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Gilbert Suarez IV, 38, of Cartersville was arrested on four counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes. Suarez surrendered himself to the Pickens County Detention Center on Friday, Jan. 31.

The Pickens County School Board placed Suarez on administrative leave at the beginning of the investigation.

On Saturday, Jan. 25, the GBI was asked by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office to assist with an investigation into a Pickens County Junior High teacher soliciting inappropriate photographs from female students.

According to the GBI, during the investigation, three different females were identified as being approached by the teacher. All of the girls were under the age of 15.

The incident was reported before any photographs were provided.

Upon completion of this investigation, the case will be provided to the Appalachian Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

Thom Chandler
Thom Chandler is the editor of The Georgia Sun and has been writing, editing and managing websites and blogs since 1995. He is a lifelong Georgian and one of those increasingly rare Atlanta natives.

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