Former Alabama lawmaker, political activist charged with sex abuse

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – A prominent former Alabama lawmaker and Montgomery political activist has been arrested and charged with first degree sex abuse, according to the Montgomery Police Department.

Perry Hooper Jr. was arrested Tuesday, a week after an incident in the 100 block of Commerce Street in which he was identified as the suspect.

Court documents regarding the exact allegations against Hooper have not yet been released.

Hooper was taken into custody by agents with the United States Marshals Task Force and transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility. His bail was set at $15,000.

Hooper is a former Republican state representative who served in the statehouse from 1984 until 2003. He’s currently a member of the Alabama Republican State Executive Committee and previously co-chaired the state’s Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign.

Hooper is also the son of the late Alabama Chief Justice Perry Hooper Sr., who died in 2016.

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