Villanova professor facing prison for child-porn charge found dead

January 30, 2017

Michaelle Bond and Susan Snyder, Staff Writers

A longtime Villanova University professor was found dead on Saturday, two days before he was scheduled to begin serving a 20-month federal prison term for child pornography charges.

Christopher Haas, 60, was declared dead at 5:10 p.m. Saturday, David Daugherty, Chief Deputy Coroner for Chester County, said Monday. He said the death was not suspicious, but declined to disclose the cause or manner until after he notifies Haas’ family.

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