TORRANCE (CBSLA.com) — A 47-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of child annoyance and molesting children on multiple occasions.
Thomas Joseph Snider, of Torrance, turned himself into detectives without incident, according to the Torrance Police Department.READ MORE: Several Small Burbank Shops Targeted In Early Morning Burglary Spree
“The investigation began in January after allegations of sexual misconduct had been made by several students,” explained Sgt. Paul M. Kranke.
Officers explained Snider was employed as a teacher and wrestling coach at Torrance High School.READ MORE: Kings Lose To Flames 3-2, Markstrom Makes 40 Saves
The school district placed him on administrative leave while authorities conducted the investigation.
Snider has been charged with 33 felony counts of lewd acts upon a child, and eight misdemeanor counts of child annoyance. He is being held on $900,000.
His arrest concluded a three month investigation with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.MORE NEWS: Statements From Los Angeles Community College District and California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Torrance Police Department at (310) 618-5570.