NEENAH — A New York City
education official was arrested in Wisconsin for allegedly
using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, police
David Hay was arrested
Sunday at General Mitchell International Airport in
Milwaukee County following an ongoing undercover
investigation, according to Neenah police.
Hay, 39, of Brooklyn, New
York, was booked into the Winnebago County Jail on a
possible charge of use of a computer to facilitate a child
sex crime, according to a police statement. No additional
details about the allegations against Hay have been
released because the case is still under investigation,
Neenah Police Lt. Pat Pedersen said Tuesday.
Formal charges have not
been filed against Hay, and it is not yet clear whether he
has hired an attorney who could comment on his behalf.
The New York City
Department of Education said it has fired Hay, who was the
deputy chief of staff to the chancellor, according to the
New York Times.
“These allegations are
incredibly disturbing and absolutely unacceptable,”
Miranda Barbot, a spokeswoman for the department, said in
a statement. “We took immediate action removing Mr. Hay
from payroll and are terminating him.”
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