The following is a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri on Thursday, August 25, 2022.
ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey on Thursday sentenced a former Maryland Heights, Missouri police officer to four years in prison on a child pornography charge.
Nicholas H. Haglof, 30, was also ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution each to the three victims identified in the images, and a $5,000 special assessment under the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.
Haglof pleaded guilty in May to a charge of accessing with the intent to view child pornography. He admitted viewing hundreds of images containing child pornography using his laptop computer and cell phone in 2019 and 2020.
The case was investigated by the St. Louis County Police Department Special Investigations Unit and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Jillian Anderson is prosecuting the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Department of Justice Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.