Vineyard Librarian Quits Under a Cloud

Howard Curtis, 57, former West Tisbury (MA) library director who abruptly resigned in April after less than a year on the job (June 2006 to March 2007) has been charged with two counts of sexually abusing a child while he worked as the director of the Haverhill public library more than 20 years ago.

He was indicted by a grand jury in Salem superior court in June and pleaded not guilty to two charges of sexually assaulting a child, the plaintiff, now age 34, once as a Boy Scout and once as a library employee. Martha’s Vineyard Gazette reports on the charges.

You might also want to check out another article from a Vineyard newspaper, from the time of Curtis’ appointment in June 2006.