Why Do Principals Who Abuse Kids Get Hired? Or, Why Do Principals Get to Stay in Their Jobs?
'PERV' PRINCIPAL NAILED AGAIN
by Erika Martinez
NY POST, August 4, 2004
August 4, 2004 -- An assistant high-school principal - arrested last week for molesting two teenage boys - has been busted again for abusing and harassing another teen, authorities said.
Dr. Juan Taveras of Manhattan's Norman Thomas HS, was hit with new charges when he showed up yesterday at Manhattan Criminal Court for an appearance related to his previous arrest, law-enforcement officials said.
Authorities say that while Taveras was out on $10,000 bail for sexually abusing two 17-year-olds, he allegedly telephoned a third victim and warned him not to go to the police.
But the 15-year-old told cops about his own alleged abuse.
The teens' charges "are complete fabrications against a strict principal," said Taveras' lawyer, Michael Wilens.
Taveras is charged with eight counts of sex abuse, eight counts of forcible touching, two counts of witness tampering and endangering the welfare of a minor.