According to federal documents, Nicholas Nassif Hayek, 20, of Leominister, Mass., used the cash and car title to secure his $100,000 bond set by Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessy in federal court in the District of Massachusetts in Worcester. That detention hearing was held Oct. 5, just a few days after Hayek’s arrest.
Hayek’s trial is scheduled for March 12 and 13 in U.S. District Court in Greeneville.
He was charged with enticing a minor to produce pornographic material.
U.S. attorneys asked Magistrate Judge Cliff Corker during Hayek’s first appearance in Greeneville to reopen the detention hearing, but Corker denied the motion.
Hayek’s communication with the girl was reported by her parents in May after they discovered electronic communications between the man and their daughter. The girl’s mother said Hayek “enticed” her daughter to send him nude photos of herself over a phone app named Kik.
Investigators learned the first communication Hayek made with the girl was on Instagram and later suggested they move the conversation to Kik.
During the investigation, a federal agent posed as the girl on the Kik acount and continued the conversation with Hayek. During those communications, Hayek asked for more nude photos of the girl and sent nude photos of himself.
The agent also stated in court documents that Hayek said he wanted to “make love” to the girl.