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New City Man Charged With Sex Abuse Is Local Business Owner, Noted Swimmer

David A. Storch, 60
David A. Storch, 60 Photo Credit: West Nyack Police Department

A New City man arrested for the sexual abuse of a child under the age of 13, is also a local business owner and well-known swimmer.

David "Skip" Storch, 60, who was arrested Friday by South Nyack-Grand View Police following an investigation, is the owner of Shu-Fly Tackle and Fly Shop in Nanuet.

Storch, who has his own Wikipedia page, also garnered attention as an endurance swimmer in 2007 when, at 50, he swam around the island of Manhattan three times in 32 hours, 52 minutes, 30 seconds.

He was also known for his environmental efforts, working to help create awareness of pollution in the Hudson River, especially through his shop where he talked daily with fishermen who fished the waters.

Storch is alleged to have committed the crimes in South Nyack between Jun. 2008 and Dec. 2011, Chief Brent Newbury said.

He was charged with felony predatory sexual assault against a child, and felony course of sexual conduct against a child.

He is being held at the Rockland County Jail without bail.

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