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State Releases High-Risk Sex Offender at Motel in Rohnert Park: Police

A high-risk sex offender was released at a motel in Rohnert Park, according to police.

The Rohnert Park Police Department said in a statement they were notified Monday evening that Jonathan Michael Hoppner, 23, had been released on parole within their jurisdiction.

Hoppner was incarcerated on charges of annoying or molesting a child under age 18 and sexual battery. His past victims included women and girls between 15 and 50 years old, according to police.

Police say Hoppner is considered a high risk to re-offend, and they are releasing this information for public safety purposes.

Hoppner is described as a white man with blonde hair and blue eyes. He's roughly 6 feet tall and weighs 240 pounds.

The Petaluma Police Department made news Thursday when they publicized an attempt by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to release Hoppner at a hotel in Petaluma.

The following day, the hotel decided not to accept Hoppner in the wake of publicity surrounding his release.

More information about high-risk sex offenders is available online at www.meganslaw.ca.gov.

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