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Former Wisconsin school official sentenced to 60 months in prison for child pornography charges

Posted at 5:25 PM, Dec 18, 2020

WISCONSIN — A former Wisconsin school official has been sentenced to 60 months in prison for child pornography charges.

David Hay pled guilty to the charges back in Sept. Now, he has been sentenced to 60 months in prison.

Hay worked as the principal of Kettle Moraine High School from 2008 until 2011. During that time, he exchanged emails with a 15-year-old. During their communication, Hay received sexually-explicit photos and videos from the teen, and Hay sent some himself.

Hay resigned in 2011 after the school discovered irregularities with Hay’s licensing and the misuse of a district credit card. He then went on to work as the principal of Tomah High School.

Most recently, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the New York City Chancellor of Schools.

Now, Hay will serve the minimum sentence of five years in prison. In addition to his time in prison, Hay will also spend 10 years on supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.

Senior U.S. District Judge William C. Griesbach called Hay’s actions “abominable for a man in his position” and emphasized the gravity of his conduct.

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