Saturday, May 23, 2015
Jewish sex crime: An ultra-conservative one-time Brooklyn city council candidate — whose campaign slogan was “Our children are our future” — has been arrested for possessing and sharing child porn
Joseph Hayon, 37, has been arrested and admitted to police that he traded the sick pictures of children between the ages of 2 and 12 in December 2014 using his email account ArtModel@juno.com, according to a criminal complaint. At his arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal Court, prosecutors said that a tip led police to search Hayon’s Midwood home, where the stash of child porn was found. Police confiscated Hayon’s two laptops, five desktops, video camera, Samsung cellphone and one DVD, prosecutors said. He was also slapped with an order of protection barring him from coming in contact with his four children, ages 9, 7, 4 and 15 months. He was released on $50,000 bail. “I can’t comment, my lawyer told me not to talk,” a scruffy Hayon, clad in a yarmulke, button-down and khakis, said when he was released. The disgraced politician has three priors, including a 2014 assault charge for closing a door on someone’s hand and driving without a license in 2013, police sources said. Hayon, founder of the Brooklyn Tea Party, lost against Democratic incumbent David Greenfield in the 44th District council race in 2013. On his personal website, Hayon touts his work at Jewish nonprofit Pesach Tikvah, which helps children and adults with special needs.