NAVY RECRUITER NABBED ON PORN CHARGES
BOATSWAIN'S MATE 1ST CLASS (SW) CHARGED
WITH TRYING TO OBTAIN NUDE KIDDIE PIX
THROUGH THE MAIL - IOWA MAN HAD BEEN STATIONED AT NAVAL RECRUITING
DISTRICT MINNEAPOLIS

As if the Navy and all the military branches didn't have enough trouble already trying to recruit warm bodies into the service in the face of an unpopular and unnecessary war in Iraq, now there's more bad publicity to keep smart, young people from signing up.

We've all seen stories on how some recruiters engage in sexual relationships with their female prospects; how more than a few recruiting NCO's are experts at using "white-out" and faking or altering documents enabling sub-standard individuals to enlist.  Well now, Mom and Dad have one more excuse to send their sons and daughters off to college and not into the armed forces.  There are perverts in the recruiting office.

Boatswain's Mate 1st Class (SW) Brian Hoover, 31, allegedly tried to obtain sexually explicit pictures of young boys and girls through the mail and got caught.  He was nabbed after postal authorities discovered he was interested in getting child porn from several illegal sources.  After several months, they pounced, and now the 13-year Navy veteran is facing jail and a dishonorable discharge.

While Hoover is stationed at the Navy Recruiting District in Minneapolis, the alleged offenses took place near Cedar Falls, Iowa where the military veteran grew up.  The sailor won't be going back to Minnesota any time soon.  He's cooling his heels, as of press time, in the Linn County, Iowa jail.