Juan Taveras, a 40 year old assistant principal at Norman Thomas High School in Murray Hill, was being held on $10,000 bail on July 29, 2004, on charges he sexually abused two teenaged boys. He pleaded not guilty to the charges of sexual abuse, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child during a hearing at Manhattan Supreme Court.
Taveras jumped bail and fled the country as more charges stacked up against him. He is believed to be hiding out in his native Dominical Republic. He is charged in