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18-year-old extradited to Hall County on rape, molestation charges

An 18-year-old man is facing rape and aggravated child molestation charges in a case involving three underage victims which occurred over a period of three and a half years.

Jeremiah Osaze Goss was being held without bond at the Hall County Jail Friday afternoon. He has a committal hearing scheduled for June 12.

Braselton Assistant Police Chief Lou Solis said Goss was arrested last week in California after a Braselton detective traveled to Rancho Cucamonga to interview him. Solis said Goss waived extradition this week and was brought back to Georgia on Thursday. Solis said Goss confessed when questioned.

Solis said all three victims were under age 16 at the time of the incidents.

The warrant in the rape charge stated the victim was between 10 and 13 years old when the alleged crime was committed on “multiple occasions” between Jan. 1, 2012, and July 14, 2015.

Goss was also charged with three counts of aggravated child molestation. Two of those charges were alleged to have been committed between Jan. 1, 2012, and July 14, 2015. The third child molestation charge was alleged to have been committed on July 14, 2015. In that case the warrant also alleges that Goss recorded the incident.

Solis said the case remains under investigation and the Hall County District Attorney’s office will determine if any other charges will be filed.

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