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Dirty Old Man Admits to Molesting Children his Whole Life

Mrray Snider

Mrray Snider

Broward Sherriff’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Florida man Murray Snider, 81, after a teen informed her mother in May that Snider had molested her on several occasions when she was a child between the ages of 6 and 9. The initial investigation revealed that Snider had molested at least two young girls between 2004 and 2009, possibly as many as six. He was arrested at his home on August 22, 2012, on 10 counts of lewd or lascivious molestation of a child under 12. When questioned by police, however, Snider, who is known as “Grandpa” to the many little girls whom he treats with candy and visits to his home, confessed to having taken every oportunity to molest little girls since he himself was a child. In his lifetime Snider has lived in several counties in Alabama, Texas and Florida, and says that he has no idea how many children he has sexually assaulted over the years. Except for an old arrest involving prostitution, Snider has a clean record. At this point, though he is suffering from lung disease, Snider is being held without bail.

Anyone who was, or knows of someone who may have been one of Snider’s victims is urged to contact Broward Sherriff’s Office Detective Eric Hendel at 954-321-4240.

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