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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...

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

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  1. I feel for the guy, but many of the comments here are delusional. No woman with the same porn past would get a pass, nor would any straight man. Period. I don't think any school (save for some universities) would in any way associate themselves with people with porn in their past, let alone their very recent past.

    I think FOX's vigor in pursuing this might be considered homophobic, but I don't think the results are.

    From an employer's perspective, it would be annoying to hire someone to teach kids and find out they'd deliberately left out a porn career, no?

    All that said, I wish we lived in a society that were not so quick to judge. People who have not done porn are just as likely to be bad influences on kids for a host of non-public reasons.

    Posted by: Matthew Rettenmund | Nov 30, 2011 11:56:54 AM

  2. You know, it really begs the question here: Their story conveniently leaves out just exactly HOW these revelations came to light in their newsroom. I want to know which reporter is trolling the internet for gay porn stars.

    Nothing illegal happened, no one has come forward with any claims of impropriety (although I bet some asshat will come forward with fake accusations now). I don't see how anyone connected to this story can sleep at night.

    Posted by: brent | Nov 30, 2011 11:57:30 AM

  3. Well, I want to watch the videos to see what I can learn.

    Posted by: Brian | Nov 30, 2011 11:57:37 AM

  4. And then you realize why America is the country where Amish and all their wacko backward kin live.

    Posted by: Lexxvs | Nov 30, 2011 12:00:43 PM

  5. I had no idea that he had done this stuff so reciently, I take back what I said earlier, he needs to go. I thought his porn past was waaaay in the past.

    Posted by: Nate | Nov 30, 2011 12:01:35 PM

  6. While he did nothing "illegal," as part of his application he had to a. disclose all of his past employers and b. sign the application, which in effect said that he could be fired for giving false information or withholding information. It is the same legally-binding document that anyone signs when applying for a job.

    So clearly he withheld his porn past, and now, the school has every right to fire him – if they choose to.

    Any employer who discovers a lie on an application (again, lie = withholding information) has the right to do this.

    The idea that his predicament is the fault of Fox News (or anyone else for that matter) is rather silly. If you take risks in life (and yes, doing porn knowing that it can come back to haunt you is clearly a risk), you have to be able to suffer the consequences.

    Posted by: Kirby | Nov 30, 2011 12:02:16 PM

  7. @Larry, yeah, I'd like to know how they got wind of this story myself. Who's the snitch.

    Posted by: Randy | Nov 30, 2011 12:08:00 PM

  8. I don't know about Rick's other alleged posts, but he has a few valid points.

    At what point did this man believe that his recent porn past would not become a hindrance to his ability to teach a classroom full of students at a charter school? And in a nation of xtianist zealots, did he find that their influence would be simply irrelevant?

    Rather than attempting to focus on anyone's moral compass, I find it more relevant to question his rational decision-making process. Internet porn is easily accessible and sooner or later, he was surely going to be found out. Anything you post or have posted of you and your body becomes fair game to the viewing public, so if you take it all off, don't whine about being exposed. He's an idiot and delusional.

    For readers to say "so what" to porn is unrealistic. Sure, we don't care. We all (don't lie!) look at porn and have pornographic thoughts - unless you're just *so* different and *enlightened* that you don't function on a physiological level that the majority of humans do. Sure, in (a non-existant) utopia, we'd all be just fine with sex because it's part of human nature...BUT WE DON'T LIVE IN UTOPIA. People are judgmental and quick to associate apples with oranges, no matter how irrational it may be. So, to gasp in horror and find the exposé so contemptuous is naive and indeed, out of touch with reality. Fox News is one of the biggest sh*t stirrers in the business, but the "how dare they?!" attitude here is, quite frankly, out of touch with reality.

    Posted by: ESA | Nov 30, 2011 12:09:21 PM

  9. He hasn't done anything illegal. He should sue for sex discrimination.

    Posted by: Charley | Nov 30, 2011 12:09:34 PM

  10. Stuff like this should be grounds for a lawsuit. It's hard to imagine him returning to his job. Even if he's allowed I doubt anyone would want to be in that situation.

    Posted by: Sean | Nov 30, 2011 12:17:29 PM

  11. .......and who would have known this man had been in these films if ADULTS hadn't gone out of their way to talk about it, eh?

    the kids wouldn't have known.

    what's wrong with porn? we have politicians, on both side of the aisle, who constantly are photographed glorifying the use of GUNS. America has a gunviolence problem. Young people die from gunviolence every year. Google online and you can see photos of all the GOP candidates brandishing guns.

    Shouldn't we worry about what THAT does to children? But no. Let's worry about SEX!
    America, you make no sense.

    Now, I understand where RICK is coming from, though. it's the same excuses RICK gives every day for still being Closeted. RICK, as we all know, lives with both balls in the closet. no wonder he thinks this man is to blame.

    hey RICK how's your dad? :-)

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 30, 2011 12:27:35 PM

  12. Recently there was backlash from parents over a female waitress at Hooters that came to talk to an elementary school class. I'm going to assume that if the person was male or female, they'd still be upset about their porno past.

    Posted by: TyN | Nov 30, 2011 12:31:01 PM

  13. @rick why should we care what he is doing outside the classroom as long as it is legal? These flicks were done before he was teaching at said school.

    Posted by: jetblst | Nov 30, 2011 12:38:06 PM

  14. @Esa,

    I disagree with your opinion. We're not delusional for sympathizing for this man. He is not a celebrity or public figure. With so much porn littered online, you'll have to dig through a haystack the size of Midwest to find and recognize that particular employee who had done porn. Even if you did spot him, details of his porn is not worth airing on local TV or sharing with your office workers. It only makes you a contemptuous fool for doing so.

    What Fox News has accomplished was making his privates blatantly accessible to his peers and students, making his private life unnecessarily public. It's nothing but a predatory rating's stunt. Utterly reprehensible.

    Posted by: Adrian | Nov 30, 2011 12:40:56 PM

  15. My porn name is SCORE SAZIE.

    Cuz I can score with da ladiez!

    Posted by: tom a | Nov 30, 2011 12:44:36 PM

  16. Let's put the blame for discriminating against this teacher on the people who deserve it -- the good people of Massachusetts. He suffers because of them, not because of a local TV station. And, by the way, it's not a Fox News channel, it's a local FOX25 station.

    Posted by: AG | Nov 30, 2011 12:47:20 PM

  17. "If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?"

    "If a teacher has a past in gay porn but no one knows about it, does it really matter?"

    To me it depends on how the Fox station came by this information. I'm not a porn obsessionado but I read some porn blogs and I've never heard of "Hytch Cawke" or any of the titles listed. I'd think they must be at least somewhat obscure, therefore less likely for a student to stumble upon. So how did Fox find out about this? If a student or parent DID discover this it's one thing. If this station went out of their way to destroy this man's teaching career in service of their anti-gay political agenda, it's another thing entirely.

    If it's him it's spilt milk now.

    But so far at least he's denying it. The best case scenarion would be if the Fox station is wrong and he sues them to hell and back.

    Posted by: Caliban | Nov 30, 2011 12:51:12 PM

  18. Seriously... he was my 8th grade english teacher and this is absolutely ridiculous. Sure maybe he should have been more discreet, but it is his life and since when was having sex a crime. He was a wonderful teacher, the type that you don't come across often and this is just terrible that FOX decided to do this to a man that has done nothing wrong.

    Posted by: namarc | Nov 30, 2011 12:54:10 PM

  19. Many years ago I had a 22-year-old friend who had an opportunity and desire to do gay porn. He asked my thoughts. I asked if he was willing to have that media follow him the rest of his life. When he got married, or became a father, or decided to run for City Council, or wherever his young life would progress; someone, somewhere, would present with copies of the video and photos. Not a moral question, not a legal question, just a question of good sense. (He decided not to do it.)

    Posted by: Jeff Kurtti | Nov 30, 2011 12:55:34 PM

  20. WAIT A MINUTE!! We all know that we are accountable for the choices we make. If you don't know that, then your to young to be reading this. I would not want my 14-15 yr old kid Googleing his teacher to see him having sex with some guy he just shook hands with. Not to mention the situations he's in.
    He has a certain responsibility to not only the children but there parents, who should have a say in who teachers their children.
    The gay/news issue aside. It's hard enough for kids now a days,
    why make it harder for them. He should have stayed an actor.

    Posted by: John | Nov 30, 2011 12:59:58 PM

  21. I have a friend who works as a school teacher, and her school even puts restrictions on what she can post on her private facebook page. No posts about drinking, having sex, etc. I think it's a fact of life that some rolls are mutually exclusive, porn star and teacher would be 2. On the other hand, I had a porn star friend in the 80's who was having trouble getting or keeping any job outside of porn because of his past, so we've come a long way since then.

    Posted by: DJSauvage | Nov 30, 2011 1:11:18 PM

  22. Um... I don't believe this man was FORCED to be in the porn film, right? Whether it was Fox News or some student digging up his past, the possibility of it being "discovered" was there due to this man's decision to do pornography. I don't doubt that its been sensationalized because he is gay. Or that the repercussions might be greater because he is gay. But does he bear no responsibility for his past actions?

    Posted by: KP | Nov 30, 2011 1:12:28 PM

  23. @Adrian:

    Acknowedging this pig for what it is, a ratings stunt, I couldn't possibly agree with you more. They've succeeded brilliantly. As I said, Fox News is a sh*t stirrer, nothing more. And again, I certainly don't personally care about this man's past and I don't have children attending this school, but in that haystack you reference, someone obviously found this brightly shining needle. And most certainly, as a supposed news source, Fox is definitively contemptuous, but if that is the defining characteristic of your argument, then the whole issue is null and void. To your point then, Fox News certainly wields no power over the viewing public.

    To repeat, I said that Kevin Hogan is an idiot and delusional. And for him to obfuscate facts on camera deliberately also shows his lack of character. If his career past is so grand and acceptable, then why not simply state it as such?! "Yep! That's me! You forgot to include my special fetish collection! Would you like me to sign that for you?"

    It is most certainly my valid opinion that readers that gasp in disbelief and indignancy over this purportedly un-newsworthy story are out of touch with reality.

    Posted by: ESA | Nov 30, 2011 1:12:53 PM

  24. John, it's only NOW in the aftermath of this "news" report that a student Googling this teacher's real name would come up with anything other than his teaching credentials, perhaps his Facebook page, and maybe a few mentions for his coaching work. His name isn't really "Hytch Cawke," you know.

    IF this is really him I'd love to know who made this connection and how they did it. Somebody had to look through a LOT of gay porn to find it.

    Posted by: Caliban | Nov 30, 2011 1:13:08 PM

  25. This poor man. He should move as far away as he can from faux-liberal MA (Boston and Cambridge, some of the wealthy MetroWest, and Holyoke and Northampton, are liberal; the rest of the commonwealth, socially, tends right. Places like Malden have small gay communities, but are overwhelmingly blue-collar white Catholic and socially very right (or at least anti-gay).).

    He did nothing wrong. He wasn't showing porn in the classroom. Whether it is "inevitable" the kids would find out is conjecture; but they certainly will be googling his name after this "news" report.

    Whether a woman would be treated the same way in the same circumstances is a pointless argument. Even if a woman would have treated the same way, that doesn't mean this particular occurrence wasn't motivated by homophobia. I think this man has been witchhunted for homophobic purposes; and a woman, under the same circumstances, would have been witchhunted for sexist reasons. (Homophobia and sexism are part of the same psychology. Homophobia and sexism are both reactions to straight (white) males' perception of sex and power, and both have to do with the hatred of women/womanliness.)

    This Fox affiliate's "report" was pure sensationalism. I hope they have not totally ruined this man's career, but they have certainly damaged it terribly for the foreseeable future. He should sue them for all they are worth - in very practical terms, he'll need the money. (Teaching does not pay very well to begin with.) I hope the ACLU steps in.

    Finally: it seems we are really a country that (still) conducts witchhunts. We are really a country that feels the right to intrude on, and judge, what people do in their private lives. We are really still a country that judges what people do sexually, and will "make 'em pay" if we don't like it. Finally, we are still a country that hates and fears sex so much that it is okay as long as it is fake and disembodied (tv, movies); but as soon as it becomes part of reality, it is shameful and deserves to be dealt with in more or less violent ways. As much as we hate sex, we hate the acknowledgement that sex happens in reality even more.

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Nov 30, 2011 1:13:58 PM

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