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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
EMHS coach charged in sex crimes
El Modena HS walk-on coach in Sunday's suicide standoff now charged with underage sex crimes
The Orange County District Attorney announced today that Michael J. Snitzler, the 26 year-old El Modena H.S. walk-on (part time) football who was initially charged with weapons charges following a 10-hour suicide-related stand-off with police last Sunday April 23rd at the high school, is now facing additional charges allegedly involving a sexual relationship with an under-aged 17 year old El Modena student.
In addition to the possession of a felony firearm and ammunition on a campus charge, Snitzer has now been charged with misdemeanor unlawful sexual intercourse and child annoyance. According to the D.A., Snitzler and the El Modena student met in February of this year. After allegedly communicating by text messages, Snitzler allegedly began a sexual relationship with the student in March of this year.
The felony weapons charges alone could result in up to 10 years and 6 months in prison.