Bay Area Fire Inspector who arranged kid’s birthday parties appears in court, arrested for child porn

Pinellas County

SEMINOLE, Fla. (WFLA) – A fire inspector with the City of Temple Terrace has been arrested and charged with child pornography charges. 8 On Your Side is now learning he was previously a firefighter at Pinellas Suncoast Fire Rescue.

Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office say 40-year-old Casey Hannah’s OneDrive account contained thousands of images and videos of child pornography, ranging in ages from infants to young teenagers, dating back to January 2000.

Hannah admitted to deputies he had child pornography but denied having any sexual contact with children.

“Surprise, shock, never thought it could happen especially 3 doors down,” said his neighbor Pam Hughes.

“It’s terrible. There are lots of little children in this neighborhood. The people across the street have a grandson and it’s scary. If he does child pornography what else does he do?” said Hughes.

Other neighbors told 8 On Your Side Hannah was a friendly man who lived in the house with another man. The neighbor we spoke with said she texted him Wednesday night when his house was being swarmed by deputies to see if he was okay. She said now she knows why he never responded.

According to the City of Temple Terrace, Hannah was the point contact to arrange birthday parties and station tours. Officials tell us he never had unsupervised contact with children.

“That’s despicable and gross, and just not okay. Not okay at all,” said Stacey Fleer, a woman who lives in Temple Terrace.

“That’s heinous… Anybody like that, bro, you need to pray to God,” said Temple Terrace resident Jordan Bass.

“I have a 6-year-old daughter. It’s disturbing. Especially someone who works in the fire department that you figure they’re there to protect and they can come into your home,” said Idy Negron. “Kids look up to firefighters. I really think that is disturbing.”

“We should feel safe, whether it’s the police, the fire department, EMT’s. You should definitely feel safe,” said Negron. “I would want to know… did this man come in contact with any of my children, or any child that I know? It’s a scary situation to even think about.”

Detectives arrested Hannah and charged him with 20 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. He is currently in jail on $2 million bond.

He is set to make his first appearance at the Pinellas County Justice Center at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

If you feel you have been a victim or have additional information, please contact Detective Schofield of the Crimes Against Children Unit at (727) 582-6200.

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