Pa. school official charged with raping boy

July 2, 2009 8:31:58 AM PDT
An eastern Pennsylvania school official has been charged with raping a boy. State police say 38-year-old Gary Snyder of Franklin Township, Carbon County had sex with the boy for several years. The boy, now 16, told police the relationship started when he was in sixth or seventh grade.

Snyder was the head of security, transportation and other departments at the Palmerton Area School District. The district has suspended him without pay.

Police say Snyder met the boy through an acquaintance, not through school.

Snyder was charged Monday with rape and related offenses. He's free on $100,000 bail.

Snyder's phone has been disconnected and it's not clear if he has a lawyer.

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Information from: The Morning Call

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