Posted at 1:45 p.m. on January 3, 2020 The Brillion News MILWAUKEE – United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that David A. Hay, 39, of Brooklyn, New York, was charged via a criminal complaint following his December 29, 2019, arrest by local authorities. According to the complaint and supporting affidavit, starting in July of 2019, Hay, a former Wisconsin resident, began corresponding on a popular dating app with “Colton” whom he believed to be a 14 year-old boy living in Neenah, Wisconsin. Hay began engaging in sexually explicit conversations with “Colton” and making plans to meet up with the minor to engage in sexual activity. “Colton” was, in fact, a City of Neenah Police Investigator operating undercover. The complaint alleges that Hay procured a “whirlpool suite” at a Neenah area hotel for the purpose of meeting up with the child for sexual activity. Following Hay’s arrest, a search of his smart phone revealed sexually explicit images of a former Tomah High School student. Hay was the principal at that school from 2011-2014. Prior to that he was an administrator at Kettle Moraine High School for several years. Hay faces charges of using a computer to attempt to persuade, induce, or entice a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2422(b), and possession of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A(a)(5)(B). He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to a lifetime of imprisonment if convicted of the enticement charge, and up to 10 years imprisonment if convicted of the child pornography possession charge. This case was investigated by the City of Neenah Police Department with the assistance of the Green Bay office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble. A criminal complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006, by the U.S. Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood, marshals, federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov. ~ Source: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Milwaukee
Dec. 19, 2019
By David Nordby
The Brillion News
BRILLION – When a fire broke out in the Brillion mobile home park this past spring, Jacqueline Alvarez was ready to help.
“I was outside when the fire was happening. I knew the family didn’t speak much English and I didn’t see their kids around to help. So, I approached the chief (Joe Diener) and asked if he wanted my help to communicate with the family,” Alvarez said.
Alvarez is a 2017 Brillion High School graduate. She was recognized for her work with the department with a special recognition award at the fire department’s recent annual party.
Alvarez says the night of the fire was stressful because of the chaos going on but translating is something she is accustomed to.
“I believe someone’s least concern should be how they should communicate it to the family who was affected by this,” Alvarez said.
Alvarez is fluent in both English and Spanish, and has been for years.
The complete story is available in the Dec. 19, 2019 print edition of The Brillion News.
Posted at 11:45 a.m. on December 19, 2019 The Brillion News WRIGHTSTOWN – In unanimous votes on Wednesday evening, December 18, the Wrightstown Community School District Board of Education approved two companion motions that set a referendum vote for the April 7, 2020, general election. At issue is a $28.7 million proposal for additions to the elementary school, a small addition to the middle school building, infrastructure upgrades at all three schools, and campus security upgrades. The question is a “not to exceed” request. The actual final designs for the proposed capital investments have not been established. Superintendent Carla Buboltz said the district will be running a comprehensive information campaign, but it cannot ask for a “yes” vote by district electors. The April 7 election also features county board and municipal elections, as well as the state’s presidential preference primary. It is expected to draw a heavy voter turnout. The district includes all or portions of the Village of Wrightstown and the towns of Brillion, Kaukauna, Morrison, Holland, Wrightstown, Rockland and Lawrence. A complete story on the school board’s decision will be featured in the December 26 print edition of THE BRILLION NEWS.