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Man charged with kidnapping, rape, transaction card fraud
Gabriel Robles
Gabriel Robles

A man is accused of kidnapping, rape and using a woman’s credit card to rent a motel room, according to court documents.

Gainesville Police said Gabriel Robles allegedly committed a rape between Feb. 25 and Feb. 26.

Warrants for Robles’ arrest were issued on Dec. 18 for kidnapping and transaction card fraud, and the warrant for rape was issued Dec. 21.

Police said some of the time delay before an arrest came from awaiting forensics and other tests to be performed, Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said.

Holbrook said part of the incident took place at the Motel 6 on Monroe Drive.

“Upon arrival of the (hotel), the victim was incoherent, and that’s when the suspect utilized her credit card to obtain the room. And while at the room that night, the suspect had sexual relations with the victim, who stated at the time that she was unconscious. She had no recollection of the sexual contact,” Holbrook said.

Holbrook said the woman woke up the next morning at the motel and soon after reported it to law enforcement.

“It is believed that he took her from one location, put her in the car, drove her to the Motel 6, and that’s where the kidnapping charge comes into play. She was allegedly in no state of mind … to give authority to be taken from one location to the other and/or to consent to sexual relations,” Holbrook said.

Holbrook said Robles and the woman are both adults, though he was unsure of their ages.

The two were previously acquainted with one another, Holbrook said.

Robles was booked Thursday, Dec. 20, in to the Hall County Jail, where he remains.

His attorney Scott Tolbert did not return a request for comment Wednesday, Dec. 26.


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