The Hall County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Unit arrested a Gainesville man following a child molestation investigation.

Deputies took Melchor Sanic-Tum, 24, into custody on Saturday, Sept. 12, at his residence in the 1,200 block of Atlanta Highway.

Investigators were first notified about the molestation through a referral from the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) Hall County Office on May 8.

"According to the initial investigation, Sanic-Tum committed the crime of aggravated child molestation against the female victim," according to an HCSO news release. "The incident happened between Aug. 1 and Aug. 10, 2019, at Sanic-Tum’s residence. He knew the victim, a teenager under the age of 16."

The case remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.

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