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A middle school teacher at American Preparatory Academy in West Valley City, Utah was arrested Thursday after school administrators told police he possessed and accessed child pornography in his classroom. Michael Scott Hatfield faces seven felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and three misdemeanor counts of accessing pornographic material on school property.

According to a probable cause statement from West Valley City police, American Preparatory Academy administrators contacted the police department on April Police said they reviewed surveillance video from Hatfield's classroom and observed three instances when Hatfield covered up the camera. Although the camera lens was obscured, police said, the surveillance system captured audio suggesting that Hatfield was masturbating during the three instances. According to the statement, school administrators also provided police with a black bag retrieved from Hatfield's classroom.

The bag, police said, contained a commercial pornography DVD, a bottle of lotion and two photo albums containing pornographic photos of both children and adults. The photo albums contained collage-style s with cutouts and photos of nude girls, the probable cause statement said, and "each was unique depicting a level of meticulous attention in the creation and compilation of the album.

Police served a warrant at Hatfield's Midvale home on the afternoon of April Hatfield was read his Miranda rights and invoked his right to an attorney, the statement said. During a search of Hatfield's home, police said they recovered "evidence pertinent to the manufacture of the scrapbook. Since classroom cameras are in place at APA for the protection of our entire school community, covering them is unacceptable and resulted in further investigation.

The teacher was immediately interviewed by school administration and placed on administrative leave within a few hours of the incident. As a result APA immediately referred the matter to local law enforcement for further action.

Carolyn Sharette, Executive Director at American Prep, states: "American Preparatory Academy is deeply concerned should any employee have inappropriate materials in possession on school grounds. We are grateful we have cameras in classrooms and astute staff members who monitor continually for our students' safety. As with all faculty and staff, the employee in question underwent and passed a Utah State Board of Education background check, including a Livescan fingerprinting and a Bureau of Criminal Identification report. He was subject of another background check January 24, , which resulted in a satisfactory report on March 22, and a re-issuance of his by the USBE.

There were no prior questionable incidents during his employment at the school. Actions Facebook Tweet . Utah teacher kept 'meticulous' child porn scrapbooks in his classroom. To date APA has received no information or report of any student involvement in this case.

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Utah teacher kept 'meticulous' child porn scrapbooks in his classroom