Ex-catholic Teacher Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

San Francisco Chronicle

October 6, 2008

A former teacher at a Catholic high school for girls in Pasadena has pleaded guilty to having hundreds of child pornography images on his home computer.

David Hassler pleaded Monday to a child pornography charge in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

Hassler, a religious studies teacher at Mayfield Senior School of the Holy Child Jesus, faces 10 years in prison.

Federal investigators searched Hassler's computer last year after they learned the 62-year-old subscribed to two commercial Web sites that offer child pornography.

Hassler, who left Mayfield about one year ago, is scheduled for sentencing Jan. 26.


Any original material on these pages is copyright © 2004. Reproduce freely with attribution.