October 10, 2016
LCSO Deputies arrested Edward William Hopwood (8-6-52) of Gainesville at the Fanning Springs State Park yesterday for Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition. Four children, between the ages of 7 to 11, told their grandparent they saw Hopwood exposing his genitals to them underwater. The grandparent, who was on the dock watching his grandchildren play reported observing Hopwood following children who were swimming nearby. The children’s grandparent also saw Hopwood exposing his genitals underwater when the children told him what they had seen.
Hopwood was arrested and booked into the Levy County Detention Facility. Hopwood appeared at first appearance this morning and has been assigned a bond of $850,000.00.