GSP trooper fired following charges of sexual molestation

Photo courtesy of Georgia State Patrol.

A Gwinnett County man has been terminated from his position with Georgia State Patrol after charges were filed against him for aggravated child molestation, child molestation, and sexual battery. Nelly Miles, communication director for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, said the charges were filed against former GSP Trooper Brian Sanchez on Sept. 23, 2019, after the GBI had been requested by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an investigation in an incident that is alleged to have occurred in Cumming, Ga. on Sept. 4. Miles said Sanchez turned himself into the Forsyth County Jail without incident.

On Sept. 24, GSP announced that due to these charges, Sanchez’s employment was terminated with the department effective immediately. Sanchez was hired on Nov. 1, 2017. He was assigned to the GSP Troop in Cumming.

In a press release, GSP noted that “According to Policy #3.01 – Code of Conduct, Members will not engage in any conduct that is unbecoming an employee of the Department, nor which impairs the operation of the Department. No member will engage in any behavior which results in incarceration or probation.”  

Editor’s Note: An arrest or charge does not constitute a conviction.





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