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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: MyFoxBOSTON.com

Via one of our Twitter followers: E-mail @fox25news' News Director here: Paul.McGonagle@foxtv.com and Mike Beaudet here: mike.beaudet@foxtv.com.

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  1. what "responsibility" are you people talking about?

    explain with logic and reason why a man should lose his job because he previously had another completely LEGAL job?

    "what about the children?"

    what are you TALKING about? "the children" wouldn't have known about this if ADULTS hadn't gone out of their way to break this non-story story. you can't say "hey, this man named ________ used to do porn under the name ________" and then worry about 'the children' - you don't care about the children. you just informed them. this is stupid beyond words.

    just because an american culture of puritanical ninnies has a problem with sex and sexuality doesn't mean that any of the heat on this guy is justified.

    seriously. this whole situation makes america look stupid. a culture that punishes those for their sexualities and sex lives and yet has no problem with people being photographed glorifying the use of GUNS.

    tens of thousands of young americans die every year from gun violence. as far as i can tell, none are dying from watching porn.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 30, 2011 1:19:49 PM


  2. I wonder what political things are happening in the Boston area, or Massachusettes generally, that Fox Boston needed a distraction for? Looks a lot like more Rupert Murdoch media stench.

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Nov 30, 2011 1:21:30 PM


  3. @Esa,

    "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."

    Or, you are now faced with this new reality:

    Readers DO gasp with indignant disbelief over this purportedly un-newsworthy story. Our sympathies for this man are REAL and as valid as your own opinion to which I disagree.

    Posted by: Adrian | Nov 30, 2011 1:32:16 PM


  4. What we have here again is the American public's fascination with, repulsion of, constant interest in, dysfunction with, and lack of understanding of SEX.

    NO teachers are NOT role models, PARENTS are. Period full stop. Of course a student will look up to a teacher, that happens. But for society to expect all teachers all times in all places be pure is once again showing the low level of critical thinking Americans do.

    As others have said, he really played this all wrong. His private life is his private life until such time as he strips and has sex IN FRONT OF A CAMERA. Really teach, how dumb can you be?

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Nov 30, 2011 1:37:54 PM


  5. Some amazing comments on this one.

    To all the men who feel that there is nothing wrong with a former porn actor teaching children -- how many of you would DATE a man who did porn? I know men who won't even CHAT with men who post suggestive photos on dating sites!

    Posted by: Kirby | Nov 30, 2011 1:39:37 PM


  6. "I think it's a fact of life that some rolls are mutually exclusive"

    I know, dear, you don't wanna mix up your common hamburger buns with a French loaf. How awful!

    Posted by: endo | Nov 30, 2011 1:41:07 PM


  7. Fox News. Unconscionable - Why would you do this to someone? nice way to ruin someone. Is that what you guys do for fun? hope all of you have crystal clear pasts...

    Posted by: pdxblueyes | Nov 30, 2011 1:44:31 PM


  8. KIRBY, i'd sooner date someone who did porn than a puritanical ninny who wouldn't date someone who did porn.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 30, 2011 2:00:00 PM


  9. To those who think this is a problem just because it's gay porn, you're wrong.

    Herman Cain is being vilified for harassing women and having an affair. It'll be the end of his run for office. Women with porn pasts are fired. Tera Myers and Tericka Dye were fired for porn in their pasts. Google them if you need to know more.

    People are terrified their kids will be exposed to sex, gay or otherwise.

    And while I think it is wrong and stupid to think that you can't do porn and teach, one knows the ramifications of doing so. In the world of the internet, you are just a click away from being exposed. So to speak. So while it is not illegal, you will be punished by the court of public opinion. It's that simple. So where's the personal responsibility? I say these people are just plain stupid for taking a risk for so little and jeopardizing their careers. So let's not victimize ourselves, let's blame these folks for doing something stupid.

    I hate it when gays blurt out homophobia without thinking. save it for when it really matters like marriage INequality.

    Posted by: dms | Nov 30, 2011 2:07:27 PM


  10. I just wrote a letter to the assistant directors of the school and the BOE asking that they support Mr. Hogan during this investigation and take a stand against Mike Beaudet's shoddy and unethical journalism.

    You can write to the BOE of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education here:

    Contact email for Board of Education for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: http://www.doe.mass.edu/boe/contactinfo.html

    Contact email for Mystic Valley Regional Charter School Assistant Directors:
    http://www.mvrcs.com/contact/index.html

    As for these arguments about whether teachers can be taken seriously if discovered, it's one thing if a student magically has the idea to Google their teacher and do an image match to recognize that he or she has been in a an adult film. It's an entirely different thing if a news agency tries to argue that same reason and then goes on to inform everyone, including those students, who were basically all unaware and unlikely to seek this sort of information, about it.

    "The teacher-student relationship would never work if you 7th graders ever knew that one of your teachers WAS a FORMER adult film star. It would just ruin your ability to learn from him. So let me tell you which one it is, what his name was, and what films he was in. I don't want you kids to have your educational experience destroyed by you finding out about this."

    Posted by: luminum | Nov 30, 2011 2:21:50 PM


  11. This feels like a witch hunt being justified to "protect the children". Although porn star teacher has shown some poor judgement here, I don't think he deserves to lose his job.

    Posted by: chad | Nov 30, 2011 2:39:26 PM


  12. @DMS,

    Then early polling suggests that the court of public opinion has sided against FOX25. Even former students are crying foul. Read the comments:

    http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/undercover/public-high-school-teacher-starred-in-porno-movies-released-last-year-20111129

    While doing porn is arguably stupid if you happen to be an English teacher, taking it too far, such as using your vast media resources to expose the private sexual life of a low-key working class individual who has done no harm to society and his students at large, thereby painting him as a sexual deviant untouchable to children, potentially resulting in public outrage which is far stupider-er.

    I do not absolve this teacher of personal responsibility, but his part is miniscule compared to the damage FOX25 inflicted.

    Posted by: Adrian | Nov 30, 2011 2:41:38 PM


  13. Clearly Fox didn't stumble on this or search for it. A local station wouldn't have the resources. Someone obviously gave the station the information.

    But as I said before, I just don't understand why a person would do porn (perhaps it's a fetish or simple exhibitionism? because it's not money). And I had no idea it was so recent, which makes it even less logical and reflects bad decisions for someone his age. And unlike some have claimed, it wasn't really his private life. He put it all out in a publicly available setting and had to be aware that risks were involved---fair or not. It's hardly news that the US remains highly (hypocritically) puritanical about sex.

    Posted by: Paul R | Nov 30, 2011 2:43:15 PM


  14. I don't know how these "reporters" (and they fall far short of being journalists) can look at themselves in the mirror. At the end of the clip they cover themselves by admitting that nothing the guy did was illegal and they're basically stirring up trouble and ruining the career of a well-regarded teacher with their tabloid "news."

    I also wouldn't be surprised if they interviewed some parents who said, "I don't give a crap what he does in his private life---the kids love him and he's a good teacher." But that wouldn't be as dramatic.

    Posted by: Paul R | Nov 30, 2011 2:55:13 PM


  15. LITTLE KIWI is my hero, again.

    Seriously, what this reporter and news station did had nothing whatsoever to do with protecting children. It was character assassination for ratings, the outcome of which is exposing children to exactly what they presumably were protecting them from.

    Do I think it is a wise move, however legal it may be, to do porn if you ever expect to be taken seriously? No. However successful she may be (crying on the way to the bank and all that), Kim Kardashian is trashed and judged on messages boards as being a "celebrity" because of doing a porn (not that I don't agree). The reality is, if the news gets out, you're toast, no matter how unfair that is.

    But the truly reprehensible thing here, the truly immoral thing, is what Fox news and its reporter did to this man. Because of public attitudes toward pornography (not the private ones, because, hey, even Osoma Bin Laden couldn't resist watching), this man's career as a teacher is likely destroyed. Had no one ever found out, it never would have mattered. We can speculate and assume that it was bound to come out, one way or another, but what we know as fact is that this story came out because of Fox and the reporter's efforts and desire to run a sensational story.

    Did anyone click on the link and read the story on the Boston affiliate's page? The comments - hundreds of them - are quite interesting. They call not for the firing of the teacher, but of the reporter.

    Posted by: TJ | Nov 30, 2011 3:05:17 PM


  16. "But the truly reprehensible thing here, the truly immoral thing, is what Fox news and its reporter did to this man. Because of public attitudes toward pornography (not the private ones, because, hey, even Osoma Bin Laden couldn't resist watching), this man's career as a teacher is likely destroyed. Had no one ever found out, it never would have mattered. We can speculate and assume that it was bound to come out, one way or another, but what we know as fact is that this story came out because of Fox and the reporter's efforts and desire to run a sensational story"

    Ah, yes, evil Fox News. So tell me, TJ, couldn't you say everything you just said about the Larry Craig case? Poor guy; just a victim of the evil news media, right? If they had just left it alone, it never would have damaged his career....and what is wrong, after all, with getting a little T-room action from time to time?

    Hey, so what if he is a US Senator--it's not like that means there are any standards of behavior he should be held to, any more than a schoolteacher should be, right?

    What is the difference in principle between his case and this one? And yet I certainly don't recall any of you people defending this guy coming to the defense of poor, innocent Larry Craig, victim of media sensationalism......

    Posted by: Rick | Nov 30, 2011 3:27:47 PM


  17. @Paul R,

    That local station has the resources to employ a sleazy reporter, ambush interview said teacher, and broadcast it on air for the whole of Boston to see.

    From what I perused online, he did indie porn targeted to a niche audience. What FOX25 did was publicize it to a much larger, unintended audience for the purposes of fear mongering. We could debate what constitutes "private" or "public" viewing, but seriously, if FOX25 kept their mouths shut, me and many others of the general public would've remained blissfully unaware. He'll continue imparting great education to kids while catering to the needs of grown men on the side.

    So who overstepped their professional boundaries here? Clearly not the teach.

    Why would a person do porn? Ask a porn star. I just watch.

    Posted by: Adrian | Nov 30, 2011 3:28:01 PM


  18. Um, re: Larry Craig - I seem to recall that he was caught by an undercover law officer doing something illegal in public. I seem to recall that he was criticized for being publicly, hypocritically, antigay. Why this has anything to do with a good teacher being outed by a sleazy reporter for doing something legal in his past (however imprudent) is beyond me, but then, RICK never makes sense to me anyway.

    Posted by: TJ | Nov 30, 2011 3:43:51 PM


  19. This is a local Boston station that is affiliated with the Fox network. It has nothing to do with the Fox News Channel.

    I feel somewhat sympathetic to this guy, but really who says "Hmmm I'll do fetish porn in 2010 and then in 2011 I'll be a school teacher!"??

    This wasn't something he did 30 yrs ago, it was last year.

    He's now become a distraction in the class room and people will question his judgement. He made his choices.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Nov 30, 2011 3:50:35 PM


  20. larry craig was exposed as a pious hypocrite, RICK. of course you don't understand the details.

    larry craig was anti-gay in public and a lover of pole-smoking in private.

    not remotely comparable. no "Children" would be aware of this had a bunch of adults not decided to expose this. if they cared about the children they wouldn't have broken this irrelevant story.

    and RICK, i'm still waiting for you to provide the URL to your own page or video you've made where you show us all what a strong upstanding masculine and empowered gay man you are.

    URL, please?

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 30, 2011 3:52:08 PM


  21. @TJ Oh, I see, it was "illegal" and that is the key difference, right? Because we all know that law enforcement can be trusted not to entrap or otherwise treat gay men (or men seeking sex with other men) unfairly, right? And we all know that all those "lewd and lascivious conduct" laws are perfectly reasonable to begin with, right?

    The point is that those of you defending this guy are doing so out of political motives, not because of the merits of the case.

    Surprise, surprise.

    Posted by: Rick | Nov 30, 2011 3:54:21 PM


  22. RICK, please share the URL to your video/webpage where you show us all how strong you are as an Out, Masculine and Empowered gay man who doesn't hide with his balls in the Closet.

    for real. URL, please.

    Larry Craig was courting anti-gay bigots for votes, fueling anti-gay bigotry for his own gain, and chowing down on cock in private.

    not remotely comparable.

    so, why not show us YOU, eh? you're so strong and manly after all......right?

    URL.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 30, 2011 3:57:39 PM


  23. are some of you saying that if one does pornography they are therefore deserving of never getting out of that world?

    really? what, specifically, is the issue with adult entertainment?

    heck, if the videos he's in feature condom use why not champion him as a safe-sex proponent? ;-)

    "the children" everyone's rambling on about wouldnt' even know about this had these grown-ass adults decided to stoop to the low-level of sensationalism that this story is.

    Dear Children, your own parents perform oral sex on each other. doesn't mean you have to picture it.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 30, 2011 4:00:54 PM


  24. RICK - I won't waste time arguing with you to prove how ridiculous you are. You do that so well on your own.

    Posted by: TJ | Nov 30, 2011 4:50:26 PM


  25. A-lot of sex negativity in these posts.

    Based on the poll I saw on the school putting this teacher on administrative leave, this decision hasn't been received well. The man's career and living are being railroaded for sex on a camera. We are not talking about murder, people. Let's show some perspective here.

    With that said, although homophobia is probably partially at play here, it seems the main motivation is a "OMG, this guy did something salacious, we will get a lot of attention by busting him!!" mentality. Sensationalism. These suburban, white-collar type cities/towns will react differently than a Boston or Cambridge would. It's a reflection of a culture that something like this would be a problem.

    Posted by: Francis | Nov 30, 2011 5:08:41 PM


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