Acworth man guilty of sexually assaulting young relative

A Cobb County jury took less than two hours to convict an Acworth man of sexually assaulting a young relative multiple times over nearly a decade, beginning when she was just eight years old.

The jury convicted Gabriel Alvarez on a long list of charges including multiple counts of rape, incest, and child molestation, as well as cruelty to children and false imprisonment.

The judge will sentence Alvarez next month.

He will face a maximum sentence of four consecutive life sentences plus 195 years.