Forest Park man charged in molestation case

By Jason A. Smith


Bond was set at $25,000 for a Clayton County man, suspected of inappropriate sexual behavior with an underaged girl.

Bonito Reyes-Gangora, 41, of Forest Park, is charged with child molestation. He was being held in the Henry County Jail Monday.

Henry County Police apprehended Reyes-Gangora Sunday, in connection with an incident which allegedly occurred Saturday, at a residence on Wayne J. Stokes Boulevard in Stockbridge.

The arrest warrant states that the suspect committed an "immoral and indecent act" with the victim.

"With intent to arouse and satisfy the sexual desire of said accused, [he was] rubbing ... up against her buttocks, fully clothed," the warrant states.

Police Sgt. Rene Swanson said the victim in the case is under 14 years of age. Swanson said police became aware of Reyes-Gangora's alleged actions through a phone call from the girl's mother.

Swanson did not release additional details about the case.

Reyes-Gangora appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court Monday, represented by the Public Defender's Office. Judge Robert Godwin reset a preliminary hearing for Aug. 16, to enable him to have an interpreter in court.

Public Defender Gary Bowman could not be reached for comment on Monday.