Top NYC Department of Education official arrested on child sex crime charge

Update: Dr. David Hay, who is listed as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the head of New York City’s Department of Education has been arrested for trying to solicit sex from a young boy.

He was arrested at an airport in Milwaukee on a charge of using a computer ‘to facilitate a child sex crime.’


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Michael Elsen-Rooney and John Annese

New York Daily News

One of the city’s top education officials was busted in Wisconsin on charges he used a computer to facilitate a sex crime, the New York Times reported Monday.

Police arrested David A. Hay — schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza’s deputy chief of staff — at an airport in Milwaukee Sunday as part of an undercover investigation, a spokesman for the Neenah, Wis., police told the Times.

Hay, who made $166,156 last fiscal year, will be fired and has been removed from the city’s payroll, Education Department spokeswoman Miranda Barbot said.

“These allegations are incredibly disturbing and absolutely unacceptable,” Barbot said. “We referred this to the Special Commissioner of Investigation and we will fully comply with any investigation.”

Hay had no regular contact with children, Barbot said.

Details of the allegations against Hay were not immediately available Monday.

Mayor de Blasio’s office declined to comment.

With Anna Sanders


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