January 25, 2021

Alabama teacher indicted on sexual assault charges from 1990s

An Alabama teacher and coach has been indicted on sexual assault charges for crimes he is accused of committing more than 20 years ago.

Henry Joel Snow, now 57 and a Mobile teacher and coach, was indicted in by a Tuscaloosa County grand jury on two counts of first-degree rape, one count of first-degree sodomy and one count of second-degree sodomy. He was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail on Dec. 24 and has since been released on $45,000 bond.

Tuscaloosa law enforcement officials said on Monday that Snow’s accuser filed a report with the Tuscaloosa Sheriff’s Office in February 2020 alleging she had been sexually assaulted when she was a student in the Tuscaloosa County school system during the late 1990s.

At the time, Snow was a teacher and girls’ softball team coach at Holt High School. Findings of a 10-month-long investigation were presented to the grand jury, which handed down an indictment in December.

There is no statute of limitations on sexual assaults under Alabama law.

Currently a sixth-grade science teacher and softball coach in Mobile County, Snow was recenly placed on administrative leave.

If there is anyone else who feels they have been victimized by Snow, they are asked to call the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit at 205 464-8690.