Horse riding instructor accused of sexual assault

Horse riding instructor accused of sexual assault


LIVE, SARA DONCHEY, KPRC CHANNEL 2 NEWS.>>THANKS FOR REPORTING, THANK YOU.>>>A HORSE RIDING INSTRUCTOR IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WAS ARRESTED ON CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES. THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY PRECINCT 3 CONSTABLE TOOK MICHAEL HOGAN INTO CUSTODY. ONE OF THE VICTIMS WAS ONE OF HIS STUDENTS AT THE TRIPLE A HORSE FARM IN CONROE, WHERE WE FIND SOPHIA BEAUSOLEIL. INVESTIGATORS WANT US TO PAY ATTENTION BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE THERE ARE MORE VICTIMS, CORRECT?>>Reporter: THAT’S CORRECT. AUTHORITIES ARE ASKING ANYBODY IF THEY BELIEVE THEY ARE A VICTIM TO CONTACT THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. AUTHORITIES SAY WHEN THEY POSTED THIS ON SOCIAL MEDIA THEY RECEIVED A MESSAGE FROM SOMEONE WITHIN AN HOUR WHO CLIMBED THEY ARE A POSSIBLE VICTIM. THE RANCH IS BEHIND ME IN CONROE. HIS ATTORNEY, MICHAEL HOGAN’S ATTORNEY SAYS THE RANCH REMAINS OPEN DURING THE ALLEGATIONS. FROM KID CAMPS TO LESSONS AND BOARDING, THIS IS WELL KNOWN IN THE COMMUNITY BUT THE OWNER CAME UNDER SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS.>>THESE ARE MOST CONCERNING BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THERE ARE MORE VICTIMS WE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT.>>MONTGOMERY CONSTABLE DEPUTY ARRESTED MICHAEL HOGAN, ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING ONE OF HIS STUDENTS.>>HE LURED A YOUNG FEMALE TO N AREA HOTEL WHERE HE COMMITTED A CRIME.>>INVESTIGATORS HAVE ISSUED A SEARCH WARRANT FOR EVIDENCE>>HALLELUJAH, AMEN, HE HAS FINALLY BEEN CAUGHT.>>WE ARE NOT IDENTIFYING THIS WOMAN. SHE IS A MOM OF A DIFFERENT CHILD WHO FILED A COMPLAINT MONTHS AGO AND CLAIMS HE SENT INAPPROPRIATE MESSAGES AND PICTURES TO HER DAUGHTER.>>THERE ARE A BUNCH OF US, PROBABLY 12 OF US THAT ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO SIMILAR SITUATIONS. THERE ARE SO MANY VICTIMS OUT THERE. I PRAY THEY COME FORWARD.>>MIKE HOGAN HAS AN EXCELLENT REPUTATION IN THE EQUINE COMMUNITY. AND ALL THESE CLAIMS WERE UNSUBSTANTIATED THEN.>>THE ATTORNEY SAYS ALLEGATIONS ARE FALSE. THE RANCH OWNER FACED SIMILAR ALLEGATIONS EARLIER THIS YEAR BUT HIS ATTORNEY SAYS HE WAS CLEAR.>>>I BELIEVE IT IS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED. THE REASON WHY THEY ARE BRINGING THESE CHARGES. THAT IS ONE OF PRECINCT 3’S MAIN PLATFORMS IS TO PREVENT AND LOOK OUT FOR CHILD PREDATORS ANABUSE. HE IS NO CHILD PREDATOR.>>THE CONSTABLE’S OFFICE SAY THERE IS WAS A DIFFERENT ALLEGATION BUT DIDN’T MEET THE CRITERIA TO BE PROSECUTED. WHEN IT COMES TO THIS CASE THEY HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE, THEY SAY, TO MOVE FORWARD. WHEN IT COMES TO MICHAEL HOGAN HIS ATTORNEY SAYS THEY ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON GETTING HIM OUT OF JAIL.

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