Western Kentucky Cheerleading Coach Arrested for Sending Pornographic Text to Team

The Paducah Tilghman High School cheerleading coach is facing pending charges of after police say he sent a sexual video in a group text to several cheerleaders. The coach was identified as 43 year-old David E. Wade.  He was taken into police custody on a charge of Tampering with Physical Evidence. School officials told police the cheerleaders reported they had received a message from their coach Monday morning that contained a video of a male masturbating. While they were investigating detectives determined that he deleted the message deleted the message and asked the recipients to delete the message as well. Police say, Wade lso tried to hide his phone from detectives. They say Wade acknowledged sending the video, but told detectives sending it to the group was an accident and they were not the intended recipient. He was arrested on Monday afternoon and transported to the McCracken County Regional. Detectives are continuing to investigate and working closely with the McCracken County Commonwealth’s Attorney to determine any additional charges.



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