BANGOR - An Augusta karate instructor plead guilty to child pornography charges yesterday in a Bangor federal court room.
35-year-old Wade Robert Hoover pleaded guilty to producing and possessing child pornography. Hoover admitted to recording a sexual assault on one of his karate students.
He will face up to a combined 40 years in prison on both charges. Hoover took pictures of himself sexually abusing a drugged 11-year-old boy who was one of his students...then distributed them on the internet using a computer at his workplace.
He also downloaded pornography using the computer network at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Maine, where he worked as a veteran's support coordinator. Hoover faces a fine of up to $500,000.