Texas riding instructor who lured his student, 15, to a hotel for sex and sent underage girls to Snapchat where he & # 39; nourished their weaknesses & # 39; has been imprisoned for five years
- Michael Hogan, 41, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a student and was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday, July 14
- Hogan worked in his family business as a horse riding instructor in Conroe, Texas and allegedly used his job to find victims
- Hogan would contact his students through social media sites and text
- He was arrested in December 2017 for having sex with a minor in a hotel
- At least three underage girls accused him of assault, but he only pleaded guilty for having sex with one, a 15 year old
Michael Hogan, 41, was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty of an assault
A riding instructor accused of sexually assaulting underage students has been sentenced to five years after having sex with a 15-year-old.
Michael Hogan, from Conroe, Texas, pleaded guilty on Monday of two counts of sexual abuse of a child and was sent to the Corrections Department of Texas.
The 41-year-old worked as a riding instructor at Triple H Horse Farms at Chateau Woods Parkway and was the son of the farm's owner, Janet Hogan.
Prior to his conviction, Hogan was a respected member of the horse community and regularly taught riders of all ages.
Hogan met his victims as an instructor on the farm, inappropriately contacting them through text and on social media sites such as Snapchat.
Hogan was arrested on December 5, 2017 after having had sex with a 15-year-old in a hotel.
Investigators say the child's parents contacted the police after discovering the sexual conversations between Hogan and their daughter.
Hogan found victims while working at Triple H Horse Farms, a company owned by his family
After the arrest of Hogan, two victims came forward with similar stories about the predatory behavior of Hogan. Others shared that Hogan had contacted them via SMS.
In total, three victims between the ages of 15 and 17 came with sexual violence against Hogan.
Montgomery County Precinct 3 officials previously told Chronicle Hogan & # 39; fed on their weaknesses & # 39; when he communicated with underage girls.
After Hogan's & # 39; s (photo) arrest, two victims came forward with similar stories about the predatory behavior of Hogan
Hogan's lawyer, Sam R. Cammack, originally claimed that Hogan's relationship with the victims had been innocent and this accusation was rather the result of an upset border.
According to Cammack, Texas enforcement focused on Hogan in a personal schedule.
Special Crimes Bureau Chief Tyler Dunman has addressed the accusations of Cammack.
"The community learned what law enforcement has always known, that Hogan was nothing more than a sexual predator that benefited from a trusted relationship he had with the victim," Dunman said.
Hogan has no previous criminal record.
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