May 13, 2006

Ex-teacher to serve 4 years in child porn case


Saturday, May 13, 2006

Courier-Post Staff

A former religion teacher and coach of several athletic teams at St. Joseph's High School in Hammonton was sentenced Friday to four years in federal prison for possessing as many as 300 images of child pornography.

Michael McColgan, 35, of Fay Ann Drive in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township, was arrested in 2005 after he e-mailed to an undercover FBI agent an image showing the rape of a young girl. Investigators said the child in that photo appeared to be about 6 years old.

In sentencing McColgan, U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler recommended he be sent to a prison with a therapy and counseling program for sex offenders.

McColgan will not have to report to prison until after mid-June, the anticipated closing date for the sale of his home.

Posted by kshaw at May 13, 2006 07:45 AM