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Police: 18-year-old charged with rape
Gainesville Police: Janess was arrested Aug. 30
Kyle Janess
Kyle Janess

An 18-year-old Flowery Branch man is accused of rape, according to Gainesville Police.

Kyle Lovell Janess was arrested and charged with rape Aug. 30.

Gainesville Police responded Aug. 29 to Campus Pointe Circle in Gainesville “in reference to a suicide attempt by hanging,” according to the report.

“Upon further investigation it was determined that a rape took place and was turned over to (the criminal investigations division),” according to the Gainesville Police report

The victim is listed as an 18-year-old woman. According to Gainesville Police, the parties were acquainted.

University of North Georgia Associate Vice President of University Relations Kate Maine said the name in the report matched a student at the university. Gainesville Police were unfamiliar with the school status of either Janess or the victim.

Janess was booked Aug. 30 into the Hall County Jail, where he remains.

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