Amherst Man Faces Felony Sexual Battery Charges - - ABC13

Amherst Man Faces Felony Sexual Battery Charges


Amherst, VA - An Amherst man has been arrested on two felony charges for sexual battery of a minor.

Gary Paul Smith was arrested on June 23rd and is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

According to authorities, the charges were filed as a  result of an ongoing investigation that started back in April after the Amherst County Department of Social Services asked for help from law enforcement with a case being worked on by their agency involving the sexual molestation of a minor.

Additional charges may be filed as investigators learn more facts about the case.

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