3-week investigation leads to rape charge

A Gainesville man faces criminal charges, including rape, in connection to a domestic assault that occurred late last month at a residence in southeastern Hall County.


Luis Angel Oviedo-Reyes, 27, was originally arrested May 31, 2024, after Hall County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) deputies were called to the hospital to speak with the adult female victim, who was being treated for injuries sustained in the assault, which had occurred earlier that morning.

The preliminary investigation determined the victim suffered multiple bruises and scratches on her head, face, arms, hands and chest. In addition, the victim had been held against her will in the room of the residence where the assault occurred. Deputies obtained warrants for felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor battery (FVA) and arrested Oviedo-Reyes at his residence.

The case was then turned over to criminal investigators.

Based on evidence obtained during the continuing investigation, Oviedo-Reyes was charged on June 6 with felony aggravated assault (FVA) for strangling the victim with his arm during the May 31 assault. On June 17, investigators obtained a warrant for felony rape against the suspect.

Oviedo-Reyes remains in the Hall County Jail with no bond at this time.

The victim and the suspect are known to one another.”