- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine’s highest court is ruling that a man sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for producing and possessing child pornography is also subject to state charges for sexual attacks.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court says it doesn’t constitute double jeopardy to try Wade Hoover on sex assault charges. Hoover’s attorney argued his client shouldn’t have to face state indictment on 13 counts of gross sexual assault.

The court’s decision means Hoover will be back in court in Kennebec County in September to face the sexual assault charges. Kennebec/Somerset District Attorney Maeghan Maloney says the charges were for different crimes and Hoover needs to be prosecuted for both.

The Kennebec Journal (https://bit.ly/1IODiig ) reports that state and federal agents went to Hoover’s office and seized his computer in 2012.

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