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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  • by a-non-a-mus Location: where the grass is greener on Nov 22, 2010 at 08:21 PM
    This is some crrrraaazzzyyy news!!!! I cant believe it. I really hope its not true. I used to have the biggest crush on this sexy man!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 18, 2010 at 03:54 AM
    people can write php script that is started when ever you unkowingly click on a link or bring up a website. The php scipts are program languages that can be designed (among other things)to obtain users computer IP address. Once they have your IP address they can hack your hard drive and use it as a place to store thier files and you would never even know. Thier is also other malious things that they can go with scripting. These script can be activated without clicking a link. The can be activated just by the users loading a web page. I am sorry all these people are not guilty.
  • by mother of teenage boys Location: Florida on Nov 15, 2010 at 10:48 AM
    This could be anyone's son. This is a young man who I am sure wishes he could take it back. Please remember he is dealing with the shame of what he has done and the impact on his family, his school and his teammates.His life is forever changed. The porm is way too available. Talk to your children about this and let it be a lesson for others. This is a serious crime against children. Leave the young man alone and let the law and his family deal with this.
  • by non-a-mus Location: Florida on Nov 12, 2010 at 12:32 PM
    Honestly they should be after the horrible pedophiles who create these awful sites with children naked. then there would be no cases like this. the people creating the sites is where the problem starts.
  • by none Location: Florida on Nov 12, 2010 at 12:28 PM
    no one will know the truth until it's revealed.
  • by Why are we defending future child molestors? on Nov 6, 2010 at 07:13 AM
    Crystal couldn't agree with your more. He sounds like a REAL creep I mean really would you want your children around with him lurking on the streets? Not me! And also he admitted to it? So yeah I'm sure he is definitely innocent! Not! Obviously he is not just your average good looking, smart guy; hes a pedophile. GROSS!
  • by Crystal Location: Tallahassee on Nov 3, 2010 at 07:42 AM
    Ide just like to say I see certain comments about him being innocent and that hes handsome and has a good personality. That really doesnt mean anything. Age, gender, looks...doesnt matter! Pics were found theres no denying that. Couldve been someone else who accessed his computer, yes. But in all actuality look at Ted Bundy. He was tall dark handsome charming and so on and a law student at that. Smart as all get out! And he was the most nutorious serial killer! just sayin'
  • by Carly Location: Jacksonville on Nov 1, 2010 at 06:55 AM
    The joke will be on all of you people when he is proven innocent. Brandon is my closest friend and I know he isn’t capable of doing anything you guys are accusing of him doing. He is good looking; full of life, talented... he is the whole package. Stop pushing Brandon’s name through dirt because in the end you will look like the biggest fool of all.
  • by GV Location: Ga on Nov 1, 2010 at 05:30 AM
    TIR,wrong,read my next post.My post was directly to you,who said that this was a typical white male.For some reason WCTV has been hypocritical by posting your remarks about typical white people and not my remarks about typical black people.And BTW,I know how computers work,and know that this guy is as guilty as sin.
  • by Anonymous Location: Fl on Oct 30, 2010 at 11:41 AM
    I believe Brandon didn't do this he's not that kid
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