NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Barry C. Chase
The New York State Police report the arrest of Derek Hagen, age 29, of Mount Morris, NY for 2 counts of Possession of a Sexual Performance by a Child, a Class E Felony. State Police release that Hagen is a long-term substitute teacher at the Dansville Central School District. Stemming from a Cyber-Tip originating from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Child and the Internet Crimes Against Children task force in Albany, NY, the State Police searched electronic items belonging to Hagen and his residence. Both images of child pornography and chats relating to child exploitation were discovered. The State Police contacted the Dansville School District, and they are assisting with this investigation. Mount Morris Police also assisted with the execution of the search of the residence. At this time there is no indication that any students were involved. Hagen was released on an Appearance Ticket for the Village of Mount Morris Court on 08/11/21. This investigation is on-going.
Anyone with concerns or information is asked to contact the New York State Police at 585-398-4100.