Jacksonville Man Pleads Guilty To Receiving Child Sex Abuse Images From A Convicted Sex Offender
Jacksonville, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that Stanley Hagan, Jr. (33, Jacksonville) has pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography over the Internet. He faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years, up to 20 years, in federal prison, and a potential life term of supervised release. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
According to court documents, in 2015, convicted child sex offender Darren Dozier was released from prison and established a residence in Philadelphia. While there, he molested an 8-year-old child and produced images and videos of the abuse. On December 19, 2015, and again on August 7, 2016, Hagan engaged in sexually explicit online conversations with Dozier. During the first conversation, Dozier offered to send Hagan sexually explicit images of his victim, and Hagan accepted the offer. Dozier then sent Hagan four images depicting Dozier sexually abusing the child. On August 30, 2017, during an interview with FBI agents in Jacksonville, Hagan admitted that he had solicited and received these images from Dozier.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Jacksonville and Philadelphia. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney D. Rodney Brown.
It is another case brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.