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Saturday September 26th, 2020 9:33PM

Registered sex offender arrested, charged with rape following two-agency investigation

By Lauren Hunter Multimedia Journalist

A registered sex offender is behind bars on rape and other charges following an investigation by the Hall County Sheriff's Office and Flowery Branch Police Department.

According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, 39-year-old Raymond Daniel Morales of Gainesville was arrested yesterday at the Sheriff's Office headquarters. Between the two agencies, Morales faces charges of rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

The Sheriff's Office investigation began in late May when the Flowery Branch Police Department contacted investigators with the Sheriff's Office about a molestation case. Investigators with Flowery Branch PD had previously determined that some of the incidents in the case took place in unincorporated Hall County.

Investigators from both agencies took out warrants for Morales on Wednesday, each agency with their own list of charges. 

Both agencies determined that Morales committed offenses on the same female child between April 2017 and December 2018. The crimes took place at Morales's home in the 3000 block of Cub Circle in Hall County and at the victim's prior residence in Flowery Branch. The investigation revealed that Morales knew the victim.

The case is still under investigation. Morales remained in the Hall County Jail as of today.

 

 

 

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