Harvard Drops Lecturer Charged In Child Porn Magazines
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) _ Harvard University has declined to renew the contract of a lecturer who pleaded guilty to a charge of obtaining Dutch child pornography magazines through the mail.
But Professor Alfred Guzzetti, chairman of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, said the case had no bearing on the decision involving lecturer Stephen Eagle, 30, of Cambridge. Guzzetti said Eagle’s two-year contract had expired.
Eagle was accused under the 1984 Child Protection Act of receiving magazines with sexually explicit photographs of juveniles and adults and was sentenced Sept. 5 to a suspended five-year term.
Eagle taught a filmmaking course last fall and went on salaried leave in the spring semester.
Eagle was not at his office Thursday for comment, said the person who answered the telephone. His attorney, Richard Fox, said he believed Eagle’s contract should have been renewed because he was a popular teacher.