The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) and Sex Offender Registry Office received information of a possible sexual assault of a child. Detectives initiated an investigation into the sexual assault and possession/distribution of child pornography.
On January 24, 2023, arrest warrants were obtained for Falcaro Hooker. A search warrant was also obtained and subsequently executed at his residence for digital devices, which were located and seized. Hooker was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Division and transported to the Randolph County Detention Center following an interview. The magistrate found probable cause for the charges of felony 1st degree exploitation of a minor, felony disseminating obscene material to a minor, felony indecent liberties with a minor, two counts of felony failure to notify online identifiers, and felony probation violation. He is currently being held without bond at the Randolph County Detention Center and his first appearance was set for January 25, 2023, in Randolph County District Court.
This investigation by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is ongoing. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
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