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Sex Offender Pleads To Suspended Sentence

A registered sex offender was sentenced to a three year suspended sentence Friday in court proceedings in the Southern District of Logan County.

Travis Hopson, 44, plead no contest to the charge of being a registered sex offender working with children under 16 and one of the specific conditions for the suspended sentence is that Hopson “not work or interact with children, primarily under the age of 16,” 15th Judicial District Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Brian Mueller told Judge Jerry Don Ramey when spelling out the plea agreement.

The agreement also results in the state discontinuing prosecution in a Northern District case, Mueller said.

Mueller told Ramey the state would call a witness who would testify that “Mr. Hopson was volunteering or working with children under the age of 16”.

The charge against Travis Hopson stems from a deputy sheriff attending a church service.

There, Hopson, who is a Level 3 sex offender according to an arrest warrant affidavit, was seen directing an offering collection and making two visits to the individual directing the service, delivering a note each time. The affidavit also states Hopson called for all children to come to the front of the church and than he snapped photographs.

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