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Fairfield man faces several sex charges

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Fairfield Police search the car of a man arrested on suspicion of being a sex offender in Fairfield Tuesday. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

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From page A4 | December 07, 2012 |

FAIRFIELD — The owner of a Fairfield photography studio was arraigned Thursday on suspicion of a variety of sex offenses.

Robert Leland Hoover, 64, made his first appearance in Solano County Superior Court after his arrest two days earlier by Fairfield police. Several of the allegations related to alleged offenses against minors.

Hoover was arrested at approximately 2:15 p.m. Tuesday after being stopped by police on the 1200 block of Empire Street as part of ongoing investigation. Police did not release any information about the case pending further investigation and notification of more possible victims.

Hoover’s home address matches the address of Nightshadow Creations Photography.

According to court records, Hoover was arraigned on suspicion of seven counts of using a minor to perform an obscene act, five counts of sex with a minor more than three years younger than the suspect, rape by force or terror, sodomy on a minor, lewd act on a child, penetration by a foreign object and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

A readiness conference was scheduled Dec. 13 and a preliminary hearing was scheduled Dec. 17.

Reach Danny Bernardini at 427-6935 or dbernardini@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dbernardinidr.

Danny Bernardini

Danny Bernardini

Danny is a newspaper man born and raised in Vacaville. He attended Chico State University and has written for the Enterprise Record and the Reporter. Covers the City of Fairfield, education and crime. A's, Warriors and Saints fan. Listener of vinyl, frequent visitor to the East Bay. Registered "decline to state" voter. Loves a good steak.
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