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60-year-old pleads guilty to teen sex charges

John Hopkins (Provided by Warren Co) John Hopkins (Provided by Warren Co)
WARREN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

A Warren County Man pleaded guilty to sex charges involving a 13-year-old, Prosecutor David Fornshell said Wednesday.

60-year-old John Hopkins met the teenager on the Grindr app in March 2017, according to Fornshell. The pair met two times before the victim’s parents discovered text messages from Hopkins and called the police.

“A detective then began to play the part of the 13 year old over a couple of weeks and arranged a meeting in which he and Hopkins would go to a hotel under the ruse that the detective was the juvenile,” Fornshell said.

Lebanon police took Hopkins into custody at that meeting place.

After the arrest, detectives found nude photos of the victim on Hopkins’ phone, officials said.

He is charged with three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, felonies of the 3rd degree; and two counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material, felonies of the 5th degree.

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