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Former youth facility employee accused of showing porn

By Pat Reavy  |  Posted Aug 1st, 2013 @ 8:54pm


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LA VERKIN — A staff member at a non-profit school for "struggling teens" has been arrested and charged for allegedly showing the students pictures and recordings of his sexual relations.

Donald Brown, Jr., 45, was charged in St. George's 5th District Court on Wednesday with 10 counts of dealing in harmful materials to minors, all third-degree felonies.

Brown was a staff member of the Youth Foundation when law enforcement officers were contacted on Tuesday to investigate allegations that he had been showing "numerous boys" pornographic images, according to charging documents.

Investigators talked to six boys at the school who said they had seen between 15 to 50 of Brown's videos and pictures, court records state. The videos were of Brown having sex with his wife and another woman, according to charging documents.

Case highlights
  • Charges: 10 counts of dealing in harmful materials to minors
  • Jailed on $50,000 bond
  • Court hearing scheduled for Aug. 5

Police interviewed Brown's wife, who is also a staff member at the school. She told them she was aware that a camera was set up in their bedroom and Brown would sometimes record their sexual activity, charges state. The camera was linked to Brown's phone where the videos were downloaded.

When detectives interviewed Brown, he said he "did sit and talk to the boys in great detail about his sex life" and that's probably how they knew what he was doing. He then said the juveniles may have seen pornography on his phone by accident.

Brown was arrested and booked into the Purgatory Correctional Facility in Hurricane on $50,000 bond. He was also fired from the facility.

He made an initial appearance in court on Wednesday. His next hearing was scheduled for Aug. 5.

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