Six arrested in alleged sexual assault of juvenile

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A joint investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation had resulted in the arrest of two 18-year-olds, a 17-year-old and three juveniles.

An alleged sexual assault of a juvenile was reported Jan. 29 by the victim’s mother who told investigators that several teenage boys drove the juvenile victim to a Jackson County residence where the alleged crimes occurred. A forensic interview and evaluation was conducted with the victim, and during the execution of a search warrant, Jackson County investigators, the assistance of the GBI, recovered several pieces of evidence to corroborate the victim’s statement.

Arrested and charged with child molestation, aggravated child molestation and cruelty to children in the first degree was Joshua Lee Saucier, 17, and a juvenile, who was also charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes, child molestation and cruelty to children in the first degree is 18-year-old Nicholas Wayne Joiner.

Montel Eugene Reynolds, also 18, is facing charges of enticing a child for indecent purposes, party to the crime of child molestation and cruelty to children in the first degree.

Two additional males, who were juveniles at the time of incident, have also been arrested and charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes, child molestation, aggravated child molestation, aggravated sexual battery and cruelty to children in the first degree.