Former Ball State employee indicted on child pornography charges

MUNCIE,Ind. (NewsLink) — A former Ball State employee was indicted on federal charges of distributing child pornography. 

James Hague was indicted on five charges on June 24, according to court documents. Hague’s indictment includes three counts of distribution of visual depictions of minors engaging in sexual explicit conduct, one count of receiving sexually explicit content and one count of sending it.

The indictment said Hague distributed the images inside and outside of Delaware County on Jan. 12, May 17 and May 25.

Hague was the former Director of Student Life at Ball State University until recently, according to Marc Ransford, Ball State Marketing and Communications spokesperson. It’s unknown if or when Hague submitted his resignation or if he was terminated. 

NewsLink Indiana reached out to BSU and received a statement: 

“Ball State is aware of the allegations made against one of its employees and the University is committed to assisting law enforcement’s investigation. As policy, the University does not comment on personnel matters.”

It’s unclear in the indictment which agencies were involved in the case.

This story will be updated.

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