The California teaching credential for former Pioneer High School teacher John Hayden was revoked in November 2018, following his conviction for sexual crimes.


In April 2017, John Hayden was arrested by the San Jose Police Department on suspicion of possessing child pornography. Hayden, a special education resource teacher, was arrested while on school grounds. The school immediately placed Hayden on leave. The SJPD Internet Crimes Against Children task force had previously served a search warrant at his home. During that search, they seized Hayden’s collection of child pornography. San Jose Police followed up with not only Pioneer High School but also his previous employer, to investigate whether any inappropriate lewd acts had been committed.  



Eventually, Hayden was convicted for a felony count of lewd and lascivious act on a child under 14 and possess/control matter depicting a person under 18 years engaging in or simulating sexual conduct. He must also register as a sex offender. 


Child pornography is not a victimless crime. Images can be shared through online and printed materials by sexual predators, such as this teacher, John B. Hayden. 


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