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Mackinac County Man Arrested for Child Pornography

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A Mackinac County man is in jail on numerous child pornography charges.

Police arrested Thomas Hamel yesterday in St Ignace.

Hamel is charged with having child pornography, as well as producing, making, copying, reproducing, or financing child pornography.

The U.S. Postal Service is the main agency investigating.

Hamel was a high school Social Studies and English teacher at St. Ignace Area Schools, and also an athletic trainer. He was hired in 1986 and retired in 2009.

He continued to volunteer as the athletic trainer until last December when investigators suggested to the superintendent they may not want him to continue volunteering.

9&10's Christina Vecchioni and photojournalist Eric Davis have the full report.