- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. (AP) - A registered sex offender recently released from jail is in custody of state police while he searches for a place to live after being evicted from a motel, the second place in Northern California to protest his residency there.

Authorities said Tuesday that 23-year-old Jonathan Michael Hoppner settled into a Rohnert Park motel Monday night after officials in nearby Petaluma objected to his planned residency in the Sonoma County city about 40 miles north of San Francisco.

Rohnert Park Police Sgt. Jeff Justice tells the San Francisco Chronicle (https://bit.ly/1N7O45M) motel management evicted Hoppner because he had not registered as a guest.

Hoppner was released last week after serving an 18-month sentence for molesting a 15-year-old girl at Santa Rosa Junior College. It was his seventh conviction for sexual battery in two years, police said.

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