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Boston FOX Affiliate Questions School Teacher's Career, Exposing His Gay Adult Film Past: VIDEO


FOX 25 in Boston decided to go after Kevin Hogan, an English teacher and crew coach at top-rated Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, Massachusetts, after discovering that he had appeared in several gay porn films under the name Hytch Cawke. Their reporter confronted him in a parking lot.

Hogan has now been placed on paid administrative leave:

The school released a statement saying “We value the health and safety of our students,” and that "the school followed our normal hiring practices," which included criminal background checks in Massachusetts and California, where Hogan had been living.

Mystic Valley also said "the references we received were flawless,” and noted he was placed there by the recruiting firm Carney, Sandoe & Associates. Hogan even has a testimonial on the firm's website, where he writes, "It's amazing with your help I was able to find a school that I never thought existed." Mystic Valley Charter School sent an e-mail to parents and staff today stressing the school’s insistence that any applicant for a position be candid and forthright about disclosing past employment positions.

Hogan, as the station notes, has done nothing illegal.

Watch FOX25's report, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via jmg)

Public high school teacher starred in porno movies released last year:

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  1. That's... awful. Way to ruin someone's livelihood with a NON-NEWS story.

    Posted by: Adrian | Nov 30, 2011 10:52:38 AM

  2. Good God! A background check was done, he has done nothing wrong or illegal. Why would they do this to someone? They have effectively ruined this man's life for having sex.

    Jesus. That's just.... unconscionable.

    Posted by: Cris | Nov 30, 2011 10:54:15 AM

  3. homophobia much?

    Posted by: M. Bergeron | Nov 30, 2011 11:01:57 AM

  4. Eh, no. The reporter didn't "ruin someone's livelihood". It's entirely up to the school in question.

    Posted by: Eugene | Nov 30, 2011 11:04:40 AM

  5. If this had been a female stripper turned teacher the news station would have been doing a fluff piece on how wonderful it was she had turned her life around. They are firing him because he is gay, and using the porn as an excuse.

    Posted by: Nate | Nov 30, 2011 11:05:46 AM

  6. way to go Fox Boston. You really blew the lid off whats wrong with America today by trying to get someone fired for nothing. Kudos, gang on some great exploitative ratings driven garbage. And that title PORN STAR TEACHER is so desperate that I cant believe it. Can you imagine how many students will be googling his porn pics and movies now to terrorize him with?

    Posted by: JWL | Nov 30, 2011 11:05:58 AM

  7. Okay, I just noticed that these movies were within the last year, not from a more distant past. While I still think the news station was egregiously wrong to screw with the man's career over this LEGAL activity, I also think he was pretty stupid to do it.

    The students were bound to find out about it, it's what they do. And it's not that it was porn or gay, it's that it undermines your authority with kids if they know you have genitalia.

    Posted by: Cris | Nov 30, 2011 11:08:40 AM

  8. @Eugene,

    The school just placed the guy on administrative leave. His students will surely dig up his porn at pass it around campus. Where do you think this all will lead to?

    Posted by: Adrian | Nov 30, 2011 11:09:37 AM

  9. I agree with the previous comments, but I also don't really understand why any men (gay or straight) do porn. It doesn't pay much, apparently is physically unpleasant and difficult (because the 15-minute scenes take hours to film and often require, umm, injections), and will come back to haunt anyone who wants to move beyond it.

    I'm not moralizing at all---I have zero problem with porn. I couldn't care less what people do. But you could make as much money working at a Starbucks. New performers make about $400 a movie, which is worth nothing given the tradeoffs.

    I will moralize about the name Hytch Cawke. It's just awful. And no, he shouldn't lose his job over this, but of course Fox has no shame.

    Posted by: Paul R | Nov 30, 2011 11:09:39 AM

  10. Nate, are you kidding? There have been several instances--in the past couple of years alone--of women who had been strippers losing their teaching jobs. While homophobia is certainly an issue here, the primary problem is one of sex phobia.

    Posted by: JEFF | Nov 30, 2011 11:11:24 AM

  11. I expect nothing less from Faux Newz. I just wish that someone would go digging in the Faux Newz reporter's closets for some skeletons.

    Posted by: FernLaPlante | Nov 30, 2011 11:15:03 AM

  12. *edit* I doubt his sex life figures into his teaching curriculum.

    Posted by: luminum | Nov 30, 2011 11:18:51 AM

  13. I love the banner ad at the top of the page right now that says "THINKING OF A CAREER CHANGE?"

    Posted by: JWL | Nov 30, 2011 11:21:25 AM

  14. Eugene you are a moron. They gave the guys porn name, they surely didnt have to do that. Every kid in school will have seen his pics and video clips before the end of the day and that will be the end of his career. YOU are the problem. Liberals will not stand up for each other the way conservatives do. I dont agree with him making porn as a teacher, but really really dont agree with FoxBoston making their ratings out of destroying his career.

    Posted by: JWL | Nov 30, 2011 11:24:48 AM

  15. Fair and balanced? Don't think so.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Nov 30, 2011 11:30:24 AM

  16. OMG, "Hytch Cawke" ... ahahahahaha!! Please tell me that he appeared in porn films titled:

    The Man Who Blew Too Much
    Hung and Innocent
    Mr. and Mr. Smith
    Straining on a Train
    The Long Man
    Dial O for Oral

    Posted by: endo | Nov 30, 2011 11:32:46 AM

  17. I wonder if this would be on the news if Kevin was perhaps a chick...doing straight porn or a lesbian scene. He is an ADULT...point blank...who cares? He obviously is fit to teach ur HIGH SCHOOL kids...and now u gone and ruined his life... talk about "gotcha journalism"...ay yai yai... such a sad and close-minded world we live in. Its sex, Christians, EVEN YOU GUYS HAVE IT.

    Posted by: Jordan H. | Nov 30, 2011 11:34:42 AM

  18. "If this had been a female stripper turned teacher the news station would have been doing a fluff piece on how wonderful it was she had turned her life around. They are firing him because he is gay, and using the porn as an excuse."

    Quite the opposite. If this were a woman, they would have destroyed her career too, possibly even more gratuitously.

    If it were a straight man, however, that would be a different story. His porn past would have been seen as a thing to be chided about and forgotten.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Nov 30, 2011 11:40:39 AM

  19. My God, most of these comments demonstrate just how far out of the social mainstream most of you really are.

    Do you seriously think that it is OK for a schoolteacher to be acting in porno flicks? Seriously? And do you seriously believe that any straight teacher who did the same would not be treated the same way? Especially in liberal Massachusetts.

    Teachers are supposed to demonstrate character and act as role models for their students......and acting in porn flicks is clearly in violation of that expectation.

    If he had done it 20 years ago, that would have been one thing--after all, this is a state one of whose US Senators posed nude for Cosmopolitan in his youth.

    But this was not twenty years ago; it was very recently.

    How could a teacher be taken seriously in the classroom when his students will have seen him with a hard-on? Much less the parents.

    The man should be fired. Period.

    Poor character. Poor judgment.

    End of discussion.

    Posted by: Rick | Nov 30, 2011 11:44:17 AM

  20. Oh, Endo. Thank you for that.

    Posted by: ESA | Nov 30, 2011 11:44:51 AM

  21. If hes done nothing illegal then why report it? I say 'bout time that we start investigating "reporters" about their private lives..who's with me..we'll set up a website and publish their private lives...anyone?

    Posted by: FreddyMertz | Nov 30, 2011 11:45:17 AM

  22. Yes, everyone, good ol' Rick here, who frequently posts that HIV does not cause AIDS, thinks the rest of you are far out of the social mainstream.

    Posted by: endo | Nov 30, 2011 11:47:14 AM

  23. Seriously, people? I not saying he isn't fit to teach children, I'm not saying porn is bad, and I'm not saying that the news agency doesn't suck for outing someone for something so unrelated to his teaching profession.
    But was he an idiot for thinking he'd be able to shoot porn and a year later be teaching without anyone finding out? When will people learn that every action has a consequence? Whether we agree with it or not.

    Posted by: D.R.H. | Nov 30, 2011 11:48:40 AM

  24. But how did someone find out? Is Fox News so desperate to stir up more hatred and fear about dreaded gay people teaching vulnerable children that they have a researcher cross-referencing gay porn actors with teachers' names? Or did someone at the school or in his life tip the media off? Because it's not like this guy was in a high profile position. Probably some closeted father got caught with his hands down his pants and threw old Hytch under the proverbial bus...

    Posted by: Larry | Nov 30, 2011 11:53:07 AM

  25. The headline on this story seems grammatically wrong. Are they questioning his career or are they questioning him about his career? Seems like they are exposing not questioning.

    Teachers shouldn't do porn, in my opinion -- but the word "witchhunt" comes to mind.

    Posted by: Fahd | Nov 30, 2011 11:54:49 AM

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