NAPERVILLE, Ill. (STMW) – A 34-year-old Naperville man who is a teacher at Wheaton Warrenville South High School faces trial for allegedly storing pornographic images of children in at least one computer in his home.
Jason R. Haas of the 2200 block of Norwich Court faces a felony charge of aggravated child pornography.
Written Naperville police reports indicate Haas was arrested at 3:01 p.m. Friday at his home.
According to a police statement, a search warrant was obtained after a lengthy investigation conducted by the department’s High Tech Crimes Unit. Evidence was recovered during the execution of the search warrant and brought back to the department’s computer lab for further analysis, during which numerous images of child pornography were discovered on the computer belonging to Haas.
An area resident told The Sun that at least six marked and unmarked police cars and an evidence van converged Friday afternoon at Haas’ home. Detectives could be seen taking photographs of the exterior of the home and also confiscated what appeared to be at least two computers, said the resident, who declined to be identified.
Court records indicated Haas posted $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Will County court today.
According to a statement released Monday by Community Unit School District 200, the charges do not include any activities or materials related to Wheaton Warrenville South High School, CUSD 200 or any of the district’s students. In addition, the district’s own initial investigation indicated that there is no school involvement, the statement said.
District officials met with Haas and he was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, according to the statement. Haas will not return to work until the issue is resolved by authorities and CUSD 200 has been apprised of the outcome of the investigation. At that time CUSD 200 will review the teacher’s employment status, the statement said.
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