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Torrance wrestling coach charged with molesting 25 students on team
Torrance wrestling coach charged with molesting 25 students on team

Parents were stunned Thursday by allegations that a longtime Torrance teacher and coach molested 25 students on the high school’s wrestling team. Thomas Snider, 47, was charged with 33 felony counts of inappropriately touching children and eight misdemeanor counts of child molesting, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Snider, a longtime teacher and coach at Torrance High School, turned himself in to the Torrance Police Department, whose detectives investigated the alleged sexual misconduct for the last three months. The 25 students he’s accused of molesting were all members of the school’s wrestling...

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