Math Tutor Who Moonlights In Porn Banned To Advertise At S. Fla. Schools

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Conflicting opinions on whether a tutor’s advertising signs should be banned or not, based off of his steamy past, arose on Wednesday.

When David Mech first put up his banner at three South Florida schools, promoting his happy fun math tutoring program, the customers added up.

“I was getting 12 students a month,” said Mech. “We estimate that each client is about $2,500 in long-term revenue to the business.”

However, that was before the Palm Beach County School District discovered that Mech also ran David Pounder Productions.

On Mech’s Pounder Productions webpage he claimed to be a subject matter expert on adult entertainment and pornography; he once starred in over 100 hardcore films.

After getting a letter from the district that said he violated ad policy, the banners were taken down. Mech said that violated his civil rights and prevents him from earning a living, so he filed a federal lawsuit.

Mech said his two companies are entirely separate and he has done nothing illegal. He also said that he never discussed adult entertainment with the kids he tutored.

“I have absolutely no criminal history. I have perfect credit, particularly in this market; I’m not a threat to anybody,” said Mech. “Anybody that knows me is like ‘Dave’s such a happy, fun guy.’”

According to Mech, he stopped producing pornography back in 2010.

Parents disagree on whether Mech should be able to have his tutoring signs up at the schools.

“It has nothing to do with his other business,” said a parent. “One has nothing to do with another, he’s trying to make a living.”

“I think he’s entitled to do what he wants, but two years ago is too short,” said another concerned parent.

However, the district said in a statement that they plan to defend the policy which states principals shall use their discretion in selection and approving business.

“We are concerned because we have been contacted by a number of parents regarding this issue,” said the statement released from the Palm Beach School Board.

Mech wants his banners to go back up at the schools, so he can earn money again; if he fails in his lawsuit he said he will appeal.

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