Milwaukee, WI — A high-ranking education official in New York’s Department of Education was arrested on Sunday in Milwaukee after he was busted trying to have sex with a child. Deputy Chief of Staff David A. Hay was taken into custody while he was trying to fly out of Milwaukee following an undercover investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies.
Officer Stuart Zuehls, a spokesman for the Neenah, Wis., police department told reporters that Hay is accused of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime. Adding suspicion to the nature of Hay’s employment with the Department of Education is the fact that this man — who would be making decisions for and working around children — was never given a proper background check to work in education, according to the NY Times.
After Hay was arrested on Sunday, the DOE immediately announced his termination and released a statement.
High-Level Dept. of Education Official Arrested Trying to Have Sex with a Child