Oregon man who abused 2-month-old sentenced to 30 years in federal prison

Sean Jeffrey Haga was an "assistant computer instructor" at Bandon High School, the school district said. (Jackson County Jail mugshot; SBG photo)

MEDFORD, Ore. - Former Bandon School District educational assistant and coach Sean Jeffrey Haga was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for sexually abusing a 2-month-old infant and distributing photos of the abuse on the internet, U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams said Thursday.

Haga, 33, had previously been sentenced separately to 25 years in prison on Oregon charges.

“Mere hours passed between FBI agents first discovering the photographic evidence of Sean Haga’s abuse online and their rescue of the infant victim assisted by local law enforcement," Williams said. "Unfortunately, Haga’s victimization of this child did not stop with his arrest. These images will continue to be circulated on the internet forever, a heartbreaking fact this child will one day come to understand."

Haga shared photos of the abuse online with an undercover FBI agent via Kik Messenger on June 17, 2016.

"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," according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. "Haga sent multiple pictures depicting this abuse to the undercover officer."

The FBI worked through the night to identify the person associated with the Kik account and where it was being used.

FBI agents in Medford obtained search and arrest warrants and took Haga into custody June 18.

“The sexual abuse of this victim—an infant—is reprehensible. Sean Haga's further exploitation of this baby as he shared that abuse with other pedophiles is unconscionable," said Renn Cannon, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. "I want to thank the FBI agents and local partners at the Bandon Police Department and Coos County Sheriff's Office who worked around the clock to rescue this child and arrest Haga."

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