Batavia Man Faces Child Porn Charge


Federal prosecutors say a Batavia teacher has been arrested on charges of producing, receiving, distributing and possessing child porn. They say 29-year-old Derek Hagen was caught because of a tip sent last fall by Snapchat to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The message said a user had uploaded child porn to a group chat. Authorities traced the user to Western New York, and New York State Police then identified Hagen. A search of his apartment in Mount Morris turned up computers with pornographic images and evidence that Hagen was trading those images with like-minded individuals.

Hagen had worked in teaching, substitute teaching a child care in Batavia, Brockport, Pembroke and Dansville.


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