Frisco Police officer John Hoover was arrested on Friday for having sex with a 17 year old high school girl while employed as a school research officer.
He is now charged with sexual performance by a child. He was fired on Wednesday and arrested two days later. He was booked on $100,000 bail which he quickly posted. He had been with the department since 2011.
Hoover met the girl when she participated in the Junior Police Academy at Pearson Middle School back in June. It began with inappropriate sexual jokes that escalated into phone calls and eventually dating. On July 26th they spend over 5 hours at a restaurant where he fingered her. Then he took her back to her parents' home and had sex with her. He had sex with her at least twice after that. Eventually the victim's parents noticed her acting differently and investigated. They discovered that someone she'd saved in her phone as "Annoying Grandfather" had been calling and texting her at all hours. They reported Hoover to his fellow officers and the victim fingered him during a forensic interview.
According to public records, John Richard Hoover is a 35 year old resident of Celina, Texas last known to reside at 501 Allbright Road. We are exempting Hoover from our usual courtesy of censoring home addresses of police officers because he is charged with a sex crime involving a minor under his supervision. We want to help his neighbors know where not to let their daughters go. Please do not use this information for any unlawful purpose.