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MCSO seeking information on suspect Billy Hooper

The Mathews County Sheriff’s Office has issued a statement seeking information on the whereabouts of William “Billy” Hooper Jr. of Williams Wharf Road in Mathews.

Hooper is facing several felony charges, including human trafficking, forcible sodomy, solicitation of prostitution of a minor under 16 years of age, two counts of manufacture child pornography, and two counts of use of communications systems to facilitate offenses involving children.

The sheriff’s office has been investigating an offense that allegedly occurred between April 1 and June 1 in which a female juvenile employed by Hooper was alone on a yacht owned by Hooper and registered to the “Williams Wharf Oyster Company, LLC,” said the release. Hooper allegedly propositioned the juvenile, asking to take pornographic photographs of her in exchange for money. The ensuing investigation uncovered evidence of graphic material involving Hooper and the victim, said the release. Other graphic ...

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