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Pickens County Junior High Teacher Arrested

 

Suarez

GBI Press Release

Jasper, Georgia (January, 31,2020) – A Pickens County Junior High schoolteacher has been arrested on four counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes.  The teacher is Gilbert Suarez IV, 38 of Cartersville, Georgia.  Suarez turned himself into the Pickens County Detention Center on Friday, January 31, 2020.  The Pickens County School Board placed Suarez on administrative leave at the beginning of the investigation. 

 

On Saturday, January 25, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Cleveland Office was requested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office to assist with an investigation into a Pickens County Junior High schoolteacher soliciting inappropriate photographs from female students.  During the investigation, three different females were identified as being approached by the teacher, all were under the age of 15.  Fortunately, 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.