A former Camanche Middle School employee accused of having a sexual relationship with a female student while he worked at the school will be represented by a court-appointed attorney in his case.
Craig A. Snodgrass, 28, of Camanche, will be represented by Davenport attorney Harold DeLange, according to an approved application for court-appointed counsel filed Monday afternoon.
Snodgrass, arrested last Wednesday, faces two charges of third-degree sexual abuse for allegedly pressuring a 14-year-old student to perform oral sex on him and having sexual intercourse with the girl in May 2008.
The teen told police she and Snodgrass were involved in a relationship between January 2007 and June 2008 when Snodgrass was a wrestling coach and a teacher’s assistant at the middle school, according to a court records filed last week.
In addition to exchanging text messages and e-mails and chatting online, the two met two to three times a week on school property, the affidavit states. The girl told police that the two kissed and Snodgrass fondled her during the meetings, and that she sent topless photos of herself to him at his request.
The teen said the alleged sex acts in May 2008 happened on two separate occasions in Snodgrass’ truck after he picked her up from where she was staying and parked with her in the vehicle in rural Camanche.
Snodgrass resigned from the district in the fall of 2008 after working there seven years. According to his application for an attorney, he works full-time at ADM in Clinton and does not live with a spouse or children.
Snodgrass was originally being held on $25,000 cash-only bond at the jail, but was released Thursday after making an initial court appearance. He is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing June 29 in Clinton County District Court.