Former Dansville teacher and daycare worker pleads guilty to child pornography charges

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A former teacher and daycare worker in Dansville pleaded guilty to child porn charges Wednesday.

Investigators say Derek Hagen, 29, had sexual conduct with a child between Jan. 20 to 18, and July of 2021. His victim was between four and eight years old.

Hagen also took photos and videos of it and distributed images of the victim over the internet.

In 2018, Hagen was an assistant teacher at the Brockport Childhood Development Center in the infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms.

During this time, he produced and possessed sexually explicit images of children in his care. The children ranged from six months to five years old.

Those images were also distributed over the internet. He also possessed approximately 50,000 images and videos of child pornography that he received from others via the internet.

Hagen has also worked in Dansville, Batavia and Pembroke schools. He faces 15 to 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.