DARBY TWP. Already accused of inappropriately touching second graders, a Delaware County teacher is facing new charges, and officials are investigating how school officials handled pupils' allegations.
Paul Hochschwender, 54, of Broomall, a second-grade teacher at Darby Township School, is being held in Delaware County jail on multiple assault counts for allegedly touching four 7-year-old girls and - several years before - a student, now 18.
On March 12, Hochschwender was charged on similar counts related to three pupils and released on $100,000 bail. The Southeast Delco School District said he is on administrative leave.
The four 7-year-olds told similar stories about Hochschwender's touching them while they were in class in "private parts" outside their clothes, according to the affidavit.