2011 Porn Incident Coming To Light For Democrat Candidate In Taunton

The Massachusetts State Rep seat once held by James Fagan (D-Taunton), perhaps best known for his promise to “rip apart”  child witnesses in molestation trials, has an interesting twist that is being brought to light.

Keavin Duffy (D-Taunton),  is the Democratic challenger to this same seat and on April 12, 2011 while substitute teaching at the Robert Parker Middle School in Taunton, he was observed by several eleven-year old students to have pornography on his computer which was on his desk. The Taunton Gazette reported that the kids said they tried to get his attention by raising their hands but he was so enthralled by the images that they instead had to walk up to his desk where he was seated and that is when they saw the pornographic images.

Parents wanted answers immediately but were stone walled by the city’s school department who promised an “investigation”.

* Keavin Duffy was a regularly used substitute teacher until this incident and resigned from the Taunton School District almost immediately upon completion of the inquiry by the school department.

Now Duffy, according to a parent of one of the young students who saw the images, was able to produce a signed document showing he was out of the class for a time to admonish a student and he did blame or suppose that one of the eleven year old kids posted the image from his browser.

Duffy is a Gold Star brother. His heroic brother Shane was Killed In Action in Iraq in 2008. His father is a career fire fighter in Taunton and the city has showered this family with sympathy, quite understandably.

No charges were brought upon Keavin Duffy. According to the father of one of the students, the school department never asked for Duffy’s laptop computer to determine if he had been to the same porn-site in the past which would have either condemned Duffy’s theory of a child posting the site, or may have even helped to vindicate him since there are hundreds of thousands of porn-sites and the odds of two people posting the same one are not likely.

School Superintendent Julie Hackett has returned a call from me and would not acknowledge the incident. She only offered that Mr. Duffy was hired in March 2010 and “resigned a year later”.

Duffy is challenging the State Rep seat now held by Shaunna O’Connell (R-Taunton)

Several RI and Massachusetts media outlets are circling the story right now.

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  • Vote3rdpartynow

    The guy was getting all boned up in class – I guess we are lucky he didn’t drop his shorts and start raping some child….  

    Funny, this is the kind of guy Marcia Coakley would have prosecuted, but this guy has the get out of jail free card – he is a Democrat…