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Child porn suspect declared competent

March 22, 2012

The criminal proceedings involving a man charged with aggravated possession of child porn have resumed after he appeared in court Wednesday afternoon and was declared competent to stand trial.
Marty Hester, 52, of Hodgen, has been incarcerated since his arrest in October after law enforcement received a report he attempted to sexually assault two children at his business, The Computer Helper, located on S. Witte in Poteau . During the investigation officers discovered multiple pieces of child pornography.
A report from the OSBI Computer Crime Lab confirmed that several of the devices seized from Hester's business contained child pornography. According to the report, there were 2,453 images of child pornography found on multiple external hard drives and 31 child pornography videos found. The images and videos located were of pre-pubescent females, both clothed and unclothed in provocative poses and performing provocative dances and movements. Some even depicted actual sexual acts.
A digital camera also seized from Hester's business contained a photo of one of the victims who had made the allegations against him. The victim confirmed Hester had taken the photo and had tried to photograph her friend as well. Additional pictures of young girls were found on a seized mp4.
Last month Hester appeared in court and a competency evaluation was ordered. During the progress of evaluation all court proceedings were stayed pending the outcome.
Hester is being held on a $250,000 bond awaiting his next court date.

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