Abbotsford Police Department’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit and Major Crime Unit need anyone to come forward who may have been victimized by Abbotsford School Vice Principal Michael Haire , who is facing child pornography.
He was Vice-Principal of W.A. Fraser Middle School and had been working with the Abbotsford School District for 12 years.
The ICE Unit launched an investigation in late July 2018; a search warrant was obtained and executed at Hiare’s home in Abbotsford, where computers, data storage devices and cell phones were seized. An examination by the Abbotsford Police Department’s Digital Forensic Lab is currently underway and at this point has revealed thousands of images and videos depicting child pornography and child abuse.
Detective Keith Nugent, ICE Unit Investigator, states, “Our unit’s goal is to identify suspects who believe they are anonymous in cyber space. We will detect, reveal and prosecute these offenders to defend and protect our victims. This investigation is exceptionally concerning given Mr. Haire’s position of authority and access to youth in Abbotsford. We ask anyone with information to please contact us.”
After a brief court appearance on Friday, his next court date is October 22.