Teacher Scandals

Middle School Teacher Allegedly Kept Child Porn In Homemade Scrapbooks

The bag with the scrapbooks also contained a porn DVD and a bottle of lotion.

A Utah middle school teacher allegedly brought two homemade scrapbooks containing child porn to his classroom last week, People reported. Investigators claimed that Michael Scott Hatfield, 58, created the scrapbooks with “meticulous attention.” Hatfield has since lost his teaching job.

A spokesman from the school told People that they had performed a background check on Hatfield before he was hired and found no prior arrests or red flags. Police claimed they looked into Hatfield after a school employee noticed he was covering up cameras inside his classroom. Even so, a probable cause filing said that the surveillance system still captured noises “that suggests Hatfield was masturbating.”

Police searched a black bag Hatfield kept in his desk and found two photo albums with “collages” of grown men and young girls, with stickers, captions and comments doodled throughout. Many pages contained ages of the children featured, and one page featured the caption “Carnal Cravings of the Cute and Cuddly.”

The bag also contained a porn DVD and a bottle of lotion.

An email sent to Hatfield’s students said that the school has found no evidence that any of his students were his victims.

[Image: Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office]

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