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Man found guilty of kidnapping, acquitted of rape
Gabriel Robles
Gabriel Robles

A man has been found guilty of kidnapping a woman but was acquitted on two other charges Friday, Sept. 27 in Hall County Superior Court.

Gabriel Robles was found not guilty by the jury of rape and financial transaction card fraud, according to court documents.

Sentencing has been scheduled for next week.

Gainesville Police investigated the incident between Feb. 25 and Feb. 26 that involved a woman waking up in an unfamiliar location at the Motel 6 on Monroe Drive.

Because the police were awaiting forensics and results from other tests, arrest warrants were not issued until December.

Sgt. Kevin Holbrook previously told The Times the woman woke up 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,” Holbrook previously told The Times.

Holbrook said the woman was allegedly “in no state of mind … to give authority to be taken” from one location to another.

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

Robles’ attorney Scott Tolbert said he was disappointed with the outcome of the case, particularly after his client had passed a polygraph exam.


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