Rapist sentenced to 30 years in prison for assault on 16-year-old girl


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Riverdale man pleaded guilty to rape in Bibb County Superior Court on Thursday. This comes about a year after his arrest on allegations of kidnapping a teenage girl in Coweta County. 

 According to a news release from the Macon DA’s office, a judge sentenced 23-year-old Adrian J. Garcia-Zamarroon to 30 years in prison. After his release, he must abide by sex offender terms of probation for the remainder of his life. 

The Incident

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If the case had gone to trial, prosecutors were prepared to present the following:

  • Garcia-Zamarroon and the girl, then 16, knew each other
  • On Aug. 24, 2018, Garcia-Zamarroon went to a Newnan business where the girl and her family worked. While there, Garcia-Zamarroon stabbed four people with a knife before kidnapping the girl 
  • Garcia-Zamarroon drove south on I-75 until the car ran out of gas in Monroe County. Still armed with a knife, Garcia-Zamarroon walked with the girl to a vacant house on Rivoli Road near the Bibb-Monroe County line
  • Garcia-Zamarroon raped the girl and threatened her life
  • Authorities found the car on the interstate and later saw Garcia-Zamarroon and the girl walking on Rivoli Road on Aug. 25, 2018. Deputies arrested Garcia-Zamarroon

Garcia-Zamarroon still faces charges in Coweta County and charges filed by the U.S. District Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.