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January 10, 2003

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The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Niceville man after three children told family members he had molested them.

Charged with three counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation and one count of Sexual Battery on a Child is Timothy Eugene Cooper, age 34 (11-2-1968), of 316 Redwood Avenue, Niceville. He was arrested today (Friday) after an interview with an investigator in which Cooper admitted fondling the three children.

Cooper is alleged to have fondled two eight year old girls and one ten year old boy in November and December of last year at his home. An investigation was initiated when the allegations were reported to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office last week.

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for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420

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