A man accused of molesting a child months ago is now behind bars.

Brian Garcia of Douglasville was taken to Carroll County Jail and charged with child molestation. Garcia was picked up by Carroll County Sheriff’s Office from the Douglas County Jail and brought to Carroll County on Monday. Villa Rica police had been searching for him since July.

“This actually occurred during the month of June but it was not reported till the beginning of July because kids do not come forward right away,” said Villa Rica Police Department Capt. Keith Shaddix. “Basically, the family had opened their doors to this man to allow him to stay and while he was living there he molested their 4-year-old daughter. She finally told because molesters always say to children that they can’t tell their parents.”

Shaddix said Villa Rica police had been looking for Garcia since, but he is happy to see him arrested.

“I always hate reporting on these because these details bring pain to the families,” Shaddix said. “Protecting the families is always my priority. No one should ever have to go through something like this. With these types of cases, too, usually the molester is usually known by the family and it makes the situation that much tougher, frustrating and sad for the family.”


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