Child sex abuse suspect arrested, held on $400K bond |

Child sex abuse suspect arrested, held on $400K bond

A former Nevada County resident is in local custody on child sex abuse charges, with bail set at $400,000, authorities state.

Brian Alan Hoobler, 54, was arrested in Tennessee, and was set to be arraigned on the arrest warrant Wednesday afternoon, jail and court records state.

The victim, now 27 years old, recently disclosed to law enforcement that Hoobler sexually abused her, said Nevada County Assistant District Attorney Chris Walsh.

The abuse started when the victim was about 7 years old and continued for a number of years. The abuse took place while the victim lived in Nevada County, with some incidents also occurring in San Jose, Walsh said.

“This case has the potential for additional charges to be filed at some point,” he said. “Right now, the defendant is charged with continual sexual abuse of a minor, which carries (a potential sentence of) up to 16 years in state prison.”

Contact reporter Liz Kellar at 530-477-4236 or by email at

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