TCC Pitcher Sentenced to Five Years for Child Pornography on Computer

By: TPD Release; Julie Montanaro; Angelica Alvarez Email
By: TPD Release; Julie Montanaro; Angelica Alvarez Email

Tallahassee, FL - October 15, 2012 - 6:15pm - Five years behind bars.
That's the sentence for a former star pitcher at Tallahassee Community College.

That prison term comes after he was charged with having dozens of pornographic pictures of children on his computer.

The judge sentenced Brandon Hagan to five years in prison and 10 years probation for 72 counts of child pornography.

Before he was sentenced, Hagan addressed the court.

He told the judge that he has lost everything and just needs a second chance.

Hagan was arrested two years ago in 2010. Several law enforcement agencies arrested him inside his apartment on Appleyard drive.

There, they found 72 pornographic pictures of children on his computer. In August of this year Hagan entered a plea of 'no contest'.
Here is some of what he had to say to the judge.

Brandon Hagan stated : ''If I could go back in time there's no telling where I'd be right now, I could be playing baseball for FSU, but that's not the case right now."

Eight people in addition to Hagan spoke on his behalf, including his parents, sister and a doctor, who told the judge that with treatment Hagan would have a 16% chance of re-offending.

The judge stressed that any percentage is still too risky and sentenced Hagan to 5 years jail and 10 years probation with no access to computers.


Tallahassee, FL - October 15, 2012 - 4:15pm - Brandon Hagan received a sentence of five years in prison and ten years probation. He did get credit for two days served.


Tallahassee, FL - October 15, 2012 - 3:53pm - Brandon Hagan has just addressed the court pleading with the judge for a second chance.

This was after seven people, including his parents and sister, spoke on his behalf.

His attorney has just finished addressing the court. Judge is now reviewing evidence.


Tallahassee, FL - Star TCC pitcher Brandon Hagan is scheduled to be sentenced in a child porn case in Courtroom 3A at three p.m. in the Leon County Courthouse.

We have a reporter in the courtroom so stay tuned to wctv.tv for updates.


Tallahassee, FL - August 23, 2012 - A former star pitcher at Tallahassee Community College entered a no contest plea today to dozens of counts of possession of child pornography.

Brandon Hagan was arrested in October 2010 after police found 72 pornographic pictures of children on his computer.

Today, Hagan's attorney tried to have evidence seized from his apartment thrown out. The judge said no. That's when Hagan decided to enter a plea instead of going to trial.

His sentencing is set for October 15th.


Previous Story, Tallahassee, FL, October 28, 2012, 3:20pm - A TCC baseball player spent the night in jail after he was arrested and accused of having dozens of pornographic pictures of children on his computer.

20 year old Brandon Hagan, a pitcher for the TCC Eagles, is facing 72 counts of possession of child pornography.

Tallahassee Police teamed up with the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit to make the arrest at Hagan's Appleyard Drive apartment Wednesday morning.

In his first court appearance today, a judge set bond at 10 thousand dollars and barred him from using any personal computers.

Court records show that Hagan posted bond and was freed from jail shortly after noon today.


Tallahassee, FL - October 28, 2010 - Bond has been set for a TCC baseball player who was arrested and accused of having dozens of pornographic pictures of children on his computer. His bond is set at $10,000 and he is not allowed to use computers.

Stay with WCTV for details.


Tallahasssee, FL - October 27, 2012 - 6:45pm - A TCC baseball player is arrested and accused of having dozens of pornographic pictures of children on his computer.

A Tallahassee Community College student got an unwelcome knock on the door Wednesday morning at his apartment just a few blocks from campus. (The Landing on Appleyard Drive)

Tallahassee Police say 20 year old Brandon Hagan had 72 pornographic pictures of children on his computer. His roommates wouldn't comment, except to say they're stunned. And fellow students are shaking their heads in disbelief too.

"It's just crazy to think that people.. It's just gross if you ask me," said TCC student Michael Bryson.

"That's crazy," said TCC student Melissa Nozile. "Why would you want to video tape or take pictures of young kids naked?"

Hagan is a pitcher for the TCC Eagles baseball team. Coach Mike McLeod wouldn't comment except to say Hagan is a big part of the team.

It's not clear yet how this arrest will impact Hagan's status in the classroom or on the baseball diamond.

"I'm used to hearing about older people, like in their 40's, like being arrested for this instead of someone like around my age, age group being arrested for child pornography. That's not cool," said TCC student Ashley Warner.

Hagan will make his first court appearance in the morning.

A TCC spokeswoman says he will likely have to appear before a school judiciary committee too, which will decide his status at the school in the wake of the charges.


Tallahassee, Florida - This morning, at approximately 8:00AM, the North Florida ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Task Force executed a search warrant at 475 Appleyard Drive. The Task Force consists of The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations, Leon County Sheriffs Office, and the Tallahassee Police Department.

The Tallahassee Police Department began the investigation and with the assistance of the North Florida ICAC Task Force developed probable cause to arrest 20 year-old Brandon Hagan for Possession of Child Pornography. The pornography was found on Hagan’s personal computer.

ARRESTED:
Brandon Joseph Hagan, White Male, 18 years of age
475 Appleyard Drive

CHARGES:
Possession of Child Pornography


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