High-risk sex offender pleads no contest


A registered high-risk sex offender pleaded no contest Friday to falsely imprisoning two of his mental health monitors at a motel in April.

Jonathan Michael Hoppner faces two years in prison when he is sentenced March 9 in Sonoma County Superior Court. A misdemeanor battery charge will be dismissed at sentencing.

Hoppner, 24, was involved in an altercation with the victims who were monitoring his release as a high-risk sex offender on parole in Sonoma County. The altercation occurred at America’s Best Value Inn at 1800 Santa Rosa Ave. in Santa Rosa on April 27.

Hoppner had been incarcerated for annoying or molesting a child under age 18 and sexual battery, and his past victims included girls and women ages 15 and 50.

Hoppner initially was located to Petaluma after his release from prison on March 1. Petaluma police objected to his presence in Petaluma and notified the public of his release.

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