Case Type: Felony Sex Abuse
“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 baby to her pediatrician and was joined a few minutes later by Chris. The baby 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.
Soon thereafter, Hoover found himself fighting for his freedom against false claims that he sexually abused his step-daughter. The US~Observer stood by Hoover and investigated his case, making our findings public. The prosecutors got the message, and Hoover’s charges were dismissed.