TUSCALOOSA (AP) — An Alabama schoolteacher was placed on leave after being indicted in an alleged sexual assault on a student in the 1990s, authorities said.
Henry Joel Snow of Bay Minette, who works as a teacher and coach in Mobile County, was indicted on four charges of rape and sodomy linked to his tenure at a school in Tuscaloosa County more than two decades ago, news outlets reported.
A former student filed a report with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office 11 months ago claiming she was sexually assaulted in the late 1990s, authorities said. Snow, who was a teacher and softball coach at Holt High School, was 35 at the time.
Indicted last month, the 57-year-old Snow was working as a middle school teacher and softball coach at the time of his arrest Christmas Eve. Snow was released on $45,000 bail, and the Mobile County school system said he was placed on leave after officials learned of the investigation.
Court records do not list a defense attorney who could speak on behalf of Snow, who was indicted Dec. 9.