Pastor David Donald Hoppenja, 52, Arrested: ‘Traveled for sex with undercover cop posing as a 14-year-old boy

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Christian Post – The Pensacola Police Department said in a statement on Wednesday that David Donald Hoppenjan, 52, who had served as senior pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Pace since last year, traveled to two locations in an effort to have sex with who he thought was a 14-year-old boy.

In the undercover child sex sting billed “Operation Undertow” which took place over five days from Sept. 7–11, Pensacola Police targeted adults who traveled to designated locations in Pensacola to have sex with children.

Police say Hoppenjan contacted an undercover investigator posing as a 14-year-old boy online then tried to arrange sex with the minor.

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