Saturday, September 23, 2023

Lake County Man Arrested for ‘Inappropriately Touching’ a 13-Year-Old Girl—Detectives Believe There May Be More Victims

The following is a press release issued by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Andy Hopper [Mugshot from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

On February 04, 2023, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a report about an unknown male inappropriately touching a 13-year-old juvenile female at a local convenience store located on Lakeshore Boulevard in Lakeport. Detectives with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit conducted an investigation and, based on their investigation, determined the suspect to be 35-year-old Andy Hopper.

On February 07, 2023, LCSO Detectives arrested Hopper for Lewd Acts on a Child under 14 years old and Annoying/Molesting a child under 18 years old. Hopper was booked into the Lake County Hill Road Correctional Facility. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office takes these types of cases very seriously and urges the public to report these types of encounters.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective Antonio Castellanos by email at antonio.castellanos@lakecountyca.gov or 707-262-4200.

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