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Hartselle Enquirer

Hartselle woman faces second-degree rape charge 

A Hartselle woman is in the Morgan County Jail today, charged with second-degree statutory rape and booked with a $5,000 bond.  

Lt. Alan McDearmond with the Hartselle Police Department arrested Michelle Edwards Hopper, 50, March 21 in Hartselle.  

Rape in the second degree is committed if the perpetrator, being 16 years or older, engages in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex who is less than 16 and more than 12 years old, provided the perpetrator is at least 2 years older than the other person. 

Her husband, Michael Hopper, 48, was arrested March 9 and charged with burglary. According to authorities, he entered a home on Magnolia Place with a firearm with the “intent to cause serious physical injury” to someone in the occupied home.  

Michael Hopper

Michael Hopper was booked in the Morgan County Jail on $100,000 bond, but according to jail records, he is no longer an inmate.