Ex-Stuyvesant High Librarian Gets 15 Years in Prison for Kidnap-Torture Plot Involving Girls, Women

Ex-NYC Librarian Gets 15 Years in Girls' Kidnap-Torture Plot NBC 4 New York

What to Know

  • Robert Christopher Asch was convicted in March 2014 along with a New Jersey auto mechanic

  • Prosecutors said the 65-year-old Manhattan resident conspired for years to kidnap, torture and kill a co-defendant's wife and an FBI agent

  • The convictions came a year after the headline-grabbing case of a police officer accused of plotting abductions and cannibalism

A retired New York City school librarian has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for scheming to carry out gruesome fantasies of kidnapping, torturing and killing women and girls.

Robert Christopher Asch, a former librarian at the prestigious Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, was sentenced Monday in Manhattan federal court.

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The 65-year-old Manhattan resident was convicted in March 2014 along with a New Jersey auto mechanic.

Prosecutors said Asch conspired from the spring of 2011 to January 2013 to kidnap, torture and kill the wife of a co-defendant and a female FBI agent working undercover.

The convictions came a year after the headline-grabbing case of a police officer accused of plotting abductions and cannibalism. A judge tossed the most serious charges after trial and sentenced the ex-officer to time served for a misdemeanor.