Case Type: Felony Sex Abuse – Taking Liberties with a Minor
“I was shocked, in disbelief. My whole world fell apart. My only support came from the US~Observer.”
Macon County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deputy, Chris Hoover dropped his step-daughter off at her pre-school and was later called by his wife, telling him that the child’s school had informed her that her daughter was complaining of a sore bottom. Chris’ wife left her job and took the child to her pediatrician and was joined a few minutes later by Chris. The child was uncooperative in allowing a physical examination, and the pediatrician suggested they take her to Kids Place, a supposed safe haven for abused children, for further examination. The pediatrician then called the Department of Social Services. Chris quickly became suspected of taking liberties with a minor – wrongfully.
From the article “N.C. Deputy Vindicated – Felony Charges Dismissed“:
The reason Hoover was suspected of committing this offense was twofold. The infant claims of having a sore bottom were coupled to the fact that Hoover was a male. There was absolutely no hard evidence to substantiate a criminal complaint. There were no bruises, vaginal wounds, bleeding or history of deviant behavior by Hoover. To the local North Carolina authorities this type of witch-hunt-evidence is substantial as long as someone has a gut feeling there was a crime committed or they want to further their career through the serious criminal charges they file – regardless of whether or not an actual crime has been committed.
Hoover found himself fighting for his freedom against the false claims that he was taking liberties with a minor. The US~Observer stood by Hoover and investigated his case. We made our findings public and shared it all around Macon County. The prosecutors got the message, and Hoover’s charges were dismissed.
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