Top DOE official charged in child sex crime case

Kimberly Dole
January 03, 2020 - 10:40 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Federal prosecutors in Wisconsin have charged a high-ranking New York City education official for allegedly using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, authorities said.

At the time of his arrest Sunday, Hay, 39, lived in Brooklyn and served as deputy chief of staff for Richard Carranza, the schools chancellor at New York City's Department of Education.

The New York City Department of Education fired Hay following his arrest.

Prosecutors revealed Friday, Hay invited a 14-year-old boy to a "whirlpool suite" in a Wisconsin hotel, and charged the former principal with enticement of a minor and possession of child porn.

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Police arrested Hay, of Brooklyn New York, at Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport.

Hay was caught in an undercover operation led by police in the Neenah Police Department, which is 100 miles north of Milwaukee and was booked into the Winnebago County Jail.

A website profile on Hay's alma mater, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, said he grew up in the small Wisconsin city of Antigo and later worked in the Kettle Moraine School District, among other places.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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