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School district employee charged with distributing porn

Nan Chalat Noaker, Park Record

Park City School District’s Financial Manager, Michael W. Heagren, age 55, of Copperton was arrested Thursday in on five 3rd-degree felony counts of distribution of pornographic material to minors. As of Friday he was being held in the Salt Lake County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

According to documents filed in West Jordan’s Third District Court, while serving as their school’s basketball coach in May, Heagren hired four middle school-age students to do various chores for him. He then offered to pay extra if they would "lay down in a stream naked." On a subsequent occasion he paid two of the boys to run back and forth naked while he watched.

The court documents also allege that Heagren showed two of the boys pornographic magazines and sent inappropriate text messages and pictures to one of them.

According to a press release from the Park City School District, when they learned of the arrest Heagren was immediately placed on administrative leave. Heagren has been with the school district since the fall of 2006.

The release goes on to state, "PCSD will continue to work cooperatively with law enforcement and necessary agencies. Further appropriate action will be taken as additional information becomes available regarding the case."