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Gainesville man charged with rape, aggravated child molestation
Jose Ricardo Lizcano-Castenada
Jose Ricardo Lizcano-Castenada

A Gainesville man was charged Monday with molesting a girl under the age of 16, according to authorities.

Jose Ricardo Lizcano-Castenada, 21, is charged with aggravated child molestation, rape and false imprisonment.

According to authorities, Lizcano-Castenada “engaged in a sexual relationship” with a girl under the age of 16 on Sunday, Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Ware wrote in a news release.

Investigators obtained warrants on Monday for aggravated child molestation, and the rape and false imprisonment charges were added later that day, Ware said.

He was booked in to the Hall County Jail, where he remains.

“It was determined that (Lizcano-Castenada) was illegally residing in the United States,” Ware wrote.

The Gainesville man is under an immigration hold, authorities said.

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