Details released about Causey Middle School softball coach charged with rape, sodomy in Tuscaloosa

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UPDATE (1/4/21): The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office have released details about a Causey Middle School softball coach and teacher who was charged with rape and sodomy.

The sheriff’s office says the victim came forward in February 2020 and alleged she had been sexually assaulted when she was a student in the Tuscaloosa County School System during the late 1990s.  The suspect was a teacher, and the coach of the girls’ softball team at Holt High School.  There is no statute of limitations on sexual assaults under Alabama law. 

The Violent Crimes Unit assumed the case and began a 10-month investigation. At the conclusion of this investigation, the findings were presented to the Grand Jury, which returned with indictments for Rape 1st (2 counts), Sodomy 1st (1 count), and Sodomy 2nd (1 count).  

The suspect, Henry Joel Snow, 57 (35 at time of offense)  was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail on these charges Dec. 24, 2020 and has since been released on bond.  The victim in this case was a juvenile at the time of the offense, as well as the victim of a sexual assault, and therefore specific details will not be released. 

If there are any other previous students or persons who feel that they may have been victimized by Snow, contact the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit at 205 464-8690. 

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A teacher and softball coach at Causey Middle School has been charged with rape and sodomy in Tuscaloosa County.

Henry Snow was arrested in Baldwin County on Christmas eve. According to the grand jury indictment, Snow forcibly raped a girl who is less than 16 years old. The indictment was filed in the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Alabama on Dec. 9. He was released on a $45,000 bond.

Causey’s website says Snow is a sixth grade science teacher and softball coach.

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