Augusta Martial Arts Instructor Accused of Having Child Porn on Computer

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 years ago

A man from Augusta is accused of using the internet service at the National Alliance on Mental Illness office to distribute child pornography. State police say 34-year-old Wade Hoover was arrested at the office in Augusta, where he’s a staff member. Hoover also owns and operates a martial arts studio in Lewiston where he teaches children as young as three, according to his web site.State police say he used his personal computer to share the child porn. Investigators say they found dozens of images on his computer and believe at least one of the children is from Maine. Hoover’s charged with possessing sexually explicit material and was taken to the Kennebec County Jail. Police say Hoover runs the Kosho Warrior’s Martial Arts studio and United Martial Arts Academy in Lewiston, and is a former instructor at the United Martial Arts Academy in Augusta.


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