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Hernando schools' finance officer viewed, posted pornography during work hours

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando schools chief financial officer Desiree Henegar had a busy slate of meetings on July 31, including a public hearing on the district's 2012-2013 budget.

But she was not too busy to post pornographic images or harsh criticisms of her boss to a popular online account.

"Sitting in an extremely boring meeting next to my big boss who has nasty cigar breath," she wrote at 11:13 a.m. "UGH!! I need to get out of here!!"

At 2:12 p.m, she posted an explicit image of two women performing oral sex on a man.

"Having inappropriate thoughts during a Board meeting," she wrote in a caption.

Since March, when she created the account on Tumblr, a blogging and photo-sharing site, the 47-year-old Henegar has posted thousands of times under the pseudonym Floridagirl46.

Much of it is pornography, and in one post she refers to the account as a "sex blog."

Henegar posted pornographic material at work, sometimes multiple times a day. She also posted several images she claims are of herself, including some that are sexually explicit.

In addition, her pages include mundane details of her daily commute, vacation plans and criticism of her boss. In several cases, Henegar appears to openly and profanely criticize superintendent Bryan Blavatt, referring to him as the "big boss."

"I'm shocked," said School Board member John Sweeney. "If this all proves to be investigated and found true, I would fully expect she won't be in the district for any long period of time."

When the Tampa Bay Times asked Henegar about the account Wednesday morning, she confirmed it was hers.

"It's a personal issue," she said. "That's my own account. I'm going to go ahead and delete that account right now. I don't want that to be public information."

Minutes later, the Tumblr account was removed.

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Henegar seemed aware that the blog's content was inappropriate for work.

"Since this is considered a sex blog and obviously NSFW (not safe for work), I must be extremely careful given my professional life," she wrote in a July 26 post.

The district has restrictions on using technology for non work-related functions, Blavatt said. He could not say if looking at pornography at work specifically violated district policy.

On July 12 at 11:05 a.m., Henegar posted a picture of a man taking his shirt off, writing, "Why do I open tumblr at work? For the love of God, someone tell me why I do this!"

On Aug. 11 at 12:55 p.m., she posted a picture of a man in a suit exposing himself. "It's such a distraction, especially in the middle of a meeting when I check my messages and HELLO! there it is,'' she wrote. "Not awkward at all....just the opposite...an instant turn on.''

On Aug. 14, while at a regular school board meeting, she posted two pornographic images, including one of a woman masturbating.

In two months last summer, she posted nearly 300 times during work hours.

On July 3, for example, she posted 11 times between 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.

One of the first posts that morning was an image of an exposed man. She wrote, "Damn! Why do I look at pictures like this at work? Damn!!"

She posted again at 9:14 a.m., 9:18 a.m., 10:18 a.m., 10:34 a.m., 12:18 p.m., 12:41 p.m., 4:32 p.m., 4:35 p.m. and 4:38 p.m. Five of the posts contained sexually explicit material.

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In her posts, Henegar is critical of her "big boss" and various aspects of her job.

Though she never gives his name, she alludes to Blavatt several times, referencing his cigar smoking, bad breath, certain events and discussions, even his last day of work with the district — June 28, 2013.

On Dec. 12, she wrote about how he "turned ugly'' during a workshop.

"He practically had a coronary as he publicly chewed me and another woman out because he thinks we discussed a topic without his knowledge,'' she wrote. "He's a forgetful (expletive) who didn't remember that it was discussed with him last week and that morning.''

On Aug. 28, after complaining about long hours and her "big boss," she talked about leaving:

"I'm going home tonight and calculating my finances and budget. If I can afford it, I'll be a fry cook somewhere. No damned headaches except keeping up with orders."

She was also critical of others in the district, including board members who "act like a bunch of ignorant politicians."

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Word of Henegar's posts was met with a muted reaction.

Blavatt said the blog "certainly would be inappropriate to do during work hours."

"The salient thing for us will be if this was conducted during school time or not," he said.

School Board member Gus Guadagnino said he had no knowledge of what was happening.

"I'm flabbergasted by what you're telling me," he said. "I guess it's one of those things I won't believe until I see it myself."

Other school board members declined to comment or couldn't be immediately reached.

Blavatt said the district had received an anonymous tip about the Tumblr account and that Heather Martin, the district's executive director of business services, looked into it.

He said Martin, who was out of the office Wednesday, was unable to substantiate the tip.

"The posting that was allegedly there wasn't there," he said. "One posting that this anonymous person told us about was nothing. She [Martin] couldn't determine who, what, where or anything like that."

Researcher John Martin contributed to this story. Danny Valentine can be reached at [email protected] or (352) 848-1432. Tweet him @HernandoTimes.

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