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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Bandon Educational Assistant and Coach Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

MEDFORD, Ore. – On Monday, April 9, 2018, Sean Jeffrey Haga, 32, of Bandon, Oregon, pleaded guilty to one count of child sexual exploitation.

On June 17, 2016, Haga shared child pornography online using Kik Messenger with an undercover FBI task force officer. Haga told the undercover officer that he wanted to travel to have sex with the officer’s minor daughter and that he possessed photos of himself sexually abusing a minor victim. Haga sent multiple pictures depicting the abuse to the undercover officer.

The FBI worked through the night to identify the person associated with the online user ID, the location from which it was being used, and the identity of the resident at that location. Based on the information collected, FBI agents in the Medford Resident Agency were able to obtain search and arrests warrants. Haga was arrested on June 18, 2016 without incident.

Haga was formerly employed as an educational assistant, track coach and basketball coach in the Bandon School District.

Haga faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a five-year term of supervised release. He is also subject to a 15-year mandatory minimum prison sentence. Haga will be sentenced on July 19, 2018 before U.S. District Court Judge Anne L. Aiken.

This case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Amy Potter, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

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Updated April 10, 2018