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Numerous rape, sexual battery charges filed against Forsyth County man
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Ariel Sarmiento-Naranjo

On Tuesday, local authorities arrested a man from north Forsyth on numerous charges of rape and sexual battery of children.

Ariel Sarmiento-Naranjo, 42, of Gainesville was arrested by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office at a residence on Wits End Drive in northeast Forsyth at about 8 a.m. on Tuesday. Sarmiento-Naranjo has been charged with 15 felonies, including multiple counts of strong-arm rape, incest, aggravated sexual battery and child molestation.

A spokesman with the Sheriff’s Office told the Forsyth County News that they cannot comment on the circumstances of the arrest or what the man is alleged to have done.

Sarmiento-Naranjo has been booked into the Forsyth County jail and is being held without a bond.