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

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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. Facebook page to support the teacher in this witch hunt.

    http://www.facebook.com/firemikebeaudet

    Posted by: PDX Guy | Nov 30, 2011 5:37:11 PM


  2. Sign of the times, man. if I was in High School right now, and knew my teacher was in porn, I would def. look it up. And, once you've seen your teacher having sex, the classroom is thrown off balance. It's still a hot button issue (porn, no matter what variation), and if you have that in your past, it's going to be tough for you to get a teaching job.

    Now, maybe if he had told the school in advance, this might not be an issue... but then again, I'm 99% sure they wouldn't have hired him, so it's a catch 22 as well.

    His porn movies were released last year, so it's not like his "past" is coming back to haunt him...

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Nov 30, 2011 6:39:59 PM


  3. Food for thoguht:

    The prevailing argument here is:
    "why should we care what he is doing outside the classroom as long as it is legal?"

    This is coming from the same people that recently called for a NJ teacher to be fired for comments she made on Facebook.

    Posted by: Kevin B | Nov 30, 2011 7:46:50 PM


  4. We need good moral leaders teaching our kids. What he does in private is his business. What he does on film is everyone's business and a distraction to the students. We don't need sleazy teachers in our schools.

    Posted by: Mike | Nov 30, 2011 7:57:58 PM


  5. As far as we know, this man did not bring his past, however recent (although, just because the movies were released last year, it doesn't mean that they were made last year), or an agenda into the classroom. He just did a good job. For those condemning him, I hope you are without sin, and have no reason to find a reporter waving a microphone in your face, ever. Because no one is perfect, and we all fall short, and many of us could be publicly condemned and thought to have poor judgement and suspect morals for one reason or another. And our jobs could be on the line.

    I don't recommend porn as training ground for a career as a public school teacher, or anything for that matter. In my opinion, he ought to have known better, and has some fault through his choices. As I stated previously, the fact is, if it gets out, you are toast. No kid in that school is likely unaware of the story at this point. This guy's credibility is shot. What I object to is the unnecessary exposure and subsequent loss of face and career caused by a salacious report that served no good purpose, that protected no one.

    Posted by: TJ | Nov 30, 2011 8:42:59 PM


  6. Our Fox affiliate in Philly ran a segment on it. I wrote a livid email to them complaining. Unless that guy is filming porn in the classroom, I don't see how it matters. The ONLY thing that matters is if he's a good teacher, and that's something that FOX doesn't seem to answer.

    Posted by: TNardi | Dec 1, 2011 12:14:51 AM


  7. Since we don't know when the videos were made, it's hard to say how bad his judgment is. But I don't think he should be suspended or fired. When I was in High School we knew somewhat unsavory things about one of our favorite teachers and it was no biggie. We cared about the fact that he was a great teacher. The guy who headed the SAT study company (big now, just starting then) had posed in Playgirl. No biggie (really).

    This guy should not be treated like Hester Prynne. It's not like the videos were about raping little boys, right? Relax, it's just sex.

    Posted by: David R. | Dec 1, 2011 12:17:49 AM


  8. P.S. I have a son in elementary school. If I found out that one of his teachers had done a porno (gay, straight or other), I wouldn't really care as long as he or she was a good teacher. Child porn? Very different story of course.

    Posted by: David R. | Dec 1, 2011 12:19:19 AM


  9. So much for T.I And white folks aren't homophobic eh?

    That said it's a shame they did this to him he should have a lawsuit against Fox!

    Posted by: CHRIS DACHOCOLATEBEARCUB | Dec 1, 2011 12:43:17 AM


  10. Just to be clear - this station is a FOX TELEVISION affiliate, NOT a FOX NEWS affiliate. There's a big difference.

    This TV station is an affiliate of the FOX TV NETWORK - the network that brings you Glee, New Girl, COPS, NFL Football, The Simpsons, etc. They are a local TV station that has its own news team, like every other local TV station.

    FOX NEWS is a network. Like ABC News, CBS News, CNN, etc. The station may or may not use their material - but this station is no more Fox News Network than your other local stations are ABC, CBS, or NBC. They simply have an affiliation with the ENTERTAINMENT division of the network.

    This story has nothing - zero - to do with Fox News.

    Posted by: Steve | Dec 1, 2011 6:36:30 AM


  11. @KevinB Great point, which sums all this up really nicely.

    These people supporting him are just political animals who circle the wagons when someone who is gay comes into conflict with the authorities, regardless of the facts, just as they attack anyone who is homophobic and would be fine with them being denied their basic rights, including the right to free speech.

    What they don't seem to understand is that they shred the credibility of the gay community by taking these stances.

    People respect principle, but they don't respect what they rightly see as nothing other than political posturing and false victimization.

    And that is especially true in a case like this, where the activity in question reinforces the image of gay men as general sleazebags with no sense of ethics, at all, who will drop their pants for any reason whatsoever, regardless of how much it conflicts with their societal responsibilities.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 1, 2011 11:09:22 AM


  12. The facts of this case include that a reportedly good teacher unnecessarily has been overexposed beyond his obvious, arguably poor choice. No one has benefited. No good was acheived. Can't speak to anyone else's "political" agenda, but I was just as annoyed when a female porn star recently volunteered to read to children and all hell broke loose. She didn't bring her career into the classroom. The children, as far as they knew at the time, were just enjoying the experience in the moment. The only agenda was that of those who chose to make a big, scary deal out of it. Let he who has never watched porn cast the first stone.

    Posted by: TJ | Dec 1, 2011 12:08:28 PM


  13. The only inmoral issue is what Fox has done to this guy, and if you consider his gay porn activity as inmoral then you are really sick. He hasn't done nothing wrong, has he done somthing to the children? you are just scaring people, inducing them to think so, you are disgusting FOX=WHORE

    Posted by: tomas | Dec 1, 2011 12:40:06 PM


  14. fox news is the beast 666.
    however, i just wanna ask kevin, why? i mean, obviously this guy is intelligent, etc... educated. so why do gay porn if you're aiming for a teaching career?
    i mean, d'oh!
    ya shoulda known betta pal.

    Posted by: Eddie | Dec 1, 2011 9:44:20 PM


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