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Alleged victim asks that charges against Perry Hooper be dropped

Hooper was indicted on a felony sexual assault charge earlier this month following an incident at a Montgomery restaurant.

Perry Hooper Jr.'s arrest page on the website of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. Montgomery County Sheriff

The woman who was allegedly assaulted by former state Representative Perry Hooper has issued a statement asking that Montgomery Police drop the charges against Hooper and saying that they have “settled” the matter. 

The statement, issued through the alleged victim’s attorney, Diane James Davis, says that the alleged victim doesn’t wish to go through a trial and that “the turmoil of a trial would provide no more justice than getting a sincere public apology from Mr. Hooper.” 

The woman allegedly assaulted by former state Rep. Perry Hooper issued a statement asking that Montgomery Police drop the charges against Hooper.

“I so respect and appreciate law enforcement and the job they have to perform,” the statement reads, “nevertheless, I request these charges be dismissed.” 

APR does not name alleged victims of sexual assault, although the statement issued by Davis does include her name. 

It’s unclear if such a request in a case involving felony sexual assault, and an indictment from a Montgomery County grand jury, would result in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office dropping the charges. A request for comment from Montgomery DA Daryl Bailey was not immediately returned. 

Hooper was arrested for one count of felony sexual assault in August. The charge stemmed from an incident at a Montgomery restaurant, where Hooper, according to a statement given to Montgomery Police by the victim, allegedly came up behind a restaurant employee, grabbed her breasts, then grabbed her waist and began thrusting his pelvis into her and began kissing her neck. 

Hooper was indicted earlier this month by a Montgomery grand jury for the crime.

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Josh Moon is an investigative reporter and featured columnist at the Alabama Political Reporter with years of political reporting experience in Alabama. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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