The New York Times reports that R. Christopher Asch, the librarian at Manhattan's elite public high school, Stuyvesant, has been arrested and charged with harassment and sexual abuse after he was accused of inappropriately touching four male students.
The students said in the report that the inappropriate contact occurred from September 2004 through February 2008, when Mr. Asch grabbed the leg of a boy, the report said. The four boys decided to report Mr. Asch to school officials after that episode.
Asch, 56, led the quiz bowl team and served as faculty advisor to the Republican club and several other student groups. He was the coach of the cricket team, according to the student newspaper, The Spectator.
Mr. Asch started working in city schools in 1989 and has spent most of his career as a high school librarian. He came to Stuyvesant in 2002,