Caroline Co. man arrested for exposing himself to girl at bus stop

Richard Hockaday (Photo: Spotsylvania Co. Sheriff's Office)

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office announced on Thursday the arrest of a man accused of allegedly exposing himself to an 11-year-old child at a bus stop.

Authorities tell 8News that 29-year-old Richard Hockaday, of Caroline County, was arrested for allegedly exposing himself to a child near her bus stop on March 25.

Detectives were called to investigate the incident, where Hockaday, a registered sex offender, was waiting on the street in a blue vehicle near a school bus stop at Courthouse Road, near Clover Green.

“The suspect left his vehicle and attempted to engage the child in conversation,” police say. “When the child refused to cooperate, the suspect then pulled down his pants and exposed his genitalia to the child, while making a profane statement.”

The child then went home and told her parents what had happened, according to police.

After detectives gathered photos and witness information, the suspect was identified as Hockaday. Detectives then obtained arrest warrants for Hockaday, charging him with felony counts of indecent liberties and indecent exposure with an enhancement that raises it to a felony, since Hockaday has two prior convictions within the past 10 years. Hockaday was sentenced in August 2013 in a Caroline County court on two counts of aggravated sexual battery and three counts of contributing.

Hockaday is being held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.

Stay with 8News for any updates on this developing story.

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