The woman who accused former Alabama State Rep. Perry Hooper Jr. of sex abuse is now asking for law enforcement to drop the felony charge against him.

Hooper was indicted on first-degree sex abuse charges on November 19, after Elizabeth Daly said he had grabbed her breast and waist while shoving his pelvis against her backside and kissing her neck at a restaurant on August 16.

On Monday, Daly’s attorney’s issued a statement:

“I have asked that any charges against Perry Hooper be dismissed. The matters relating to Mr. Hooper and me have been resolved and going through the turmoil of a trial would provide no more justice than getting a sincere public apology from Mr. Hooper. I so respect and appreciate law enforcement and the job they have to perform, nevertheless, I request these charges be dismissed.”

Hooper represented Alabama House District 73 for close to 20 years. His career in the Legislature ended in 2003 when David Grimes beat him in the Republican primary.

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