Hopson Pleads to Misdemeanor Charges

A Meridian man pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor exploitation of a vulnerable adult, according to Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

41-year-old Donald Hopson, of 2912 25th Street, pleaded guilty to in Lauderdale County Justice Court. Officials say Hopson was a direct care worker who charged with ordering unauthorized pay per view services on two of the residents' personal televisions.

“It’s unfortunate, but you can’t always trust those you should be able to,” said Hood.

Hopson was sentenced to 30 days, suspended, with 1 year probation to be served concurrently. He must also pay a $250 fine per count and restitution to the victims. He was given until September 16, 2010, to make the payment in full.

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