HALL COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Gainesville man faces 76 counts of identification fraud, as well as aggravated child molestation charges.
The Oakwood Police Department says it began investigating Esteban Olivas, 25, after receiving a complaint from the family members of a 12-year-old boy. They told investigators Olivas met the young boy over social media and started enticing him with gifts.
Olivas is accused of picking up the boy on two occasions, mid-December and January, and driving him to a hotel to have inappropriate contact.
Oakwood Police turned to the Hall County Sheriff's Office for assistance taking Olivas into custody. On January 15, deputies with the Warrants Division arrested Olivas at his house on Skyview Lane in Gainesville.
“Our Warrant Division Deputies located the suspect and found the approximately 76,” says Derreck Booth, a public information officer with the Hall County Sheriff's Office.
Investigators say all but one of the drivers' licenses is from Georgia. The other is from Massachusetts.
While looking into this case, deputies learned Olivas once worked for Department of Drivers Services in Gainesville. FOX 5 News has been told he had not been with the agency since mid-2017.
“These were actual cards, perhaps ones turned into him when he was an employee at DDS,” says Booth. “(Like with) an expired license, when he gave a client a new one instead of disposing or doing what they're supposed to do with it.”
Olivas faces several charges including 76 counts of ID theft, trafficking a person under the age of 18, and aggravated child molestation.
The Oakwood Police Department says it is not clear if Olivas had contact with any other minors. They say anyone with concerns should contact their office, immediately.