FBI Portland
Beth Anne Steele
(503) 460-8099
June 22, 2016

FBI Arrests Bandon Educational Assistant and Coach on Child Pornography Charges

FBI agents, with the assistance of the Coos County Sheriff’s Office and Bandon Police Department, arrested Sean Jeffrey Haga, age 30, on 15 federal charges including possession of child pornography, production of child pornography, and distribution of child pornography.

Haga is an educational assistant, basketball coach, and track coach in the Bandon School District. At this time, there is no indication that Haga abused any child other than a relative. Any parents concerned about possible inappropriate contact between their child and Haga should call the Bandon Police Department. Outside of the law enforcement process, parents who have concerns relative to the school district should contact Superintendent Doug Ardiana.

Late on the evening of Friday, June 17, an online user unknowingly contacted an undercover FBI task force officer and shared alleged child pornography. The FBI worked through the night to identify the owner of that particular online user ID, the location from which it was being used, and the identity of the resident at that location. Based on all the information developed, FBI agents in the Medford Resident Agency were able to obtain search and arrest warrants on Saturday, June 18. The arrest occurred at 7:45 p.m. that evening, and the arrest was without incident.

Haga will make his first court appearance at the U.S. District Courthouse in Medford on Monday, June 20.

A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.