NASHVILLE – Following a joint investigation with the Trousdale County Sheriff’s Department, TBI Special Agents have obtained indictments for a former Lafayette middle school teacher accused of inappropriate contact with students in two counties.

At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, TBI Special Agents began investigating Steven Snyder on February 4th. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Snyder, who taught in Macon County last year and served as a volunteer track and cross country coach, had sexual contact with multiple minor female students. Investigators further developed information that Snyder solicited several students for sex after becoming a teacher in Trousdale County this academic year. The school system subsequently terminated his employment.

On February 13th, the Macon County Grand Jury returned indictments for Snyder, charging the 24-year-old with one count of Sexual Contact with a Minor by an Authority Figure and 12 counts of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure. Today, he was booked into the Macon County Jail and subsequently released after posting $10,000 bond. Snyder faces additional charges in connection with his alleged activity in Trousdale County, which were pursued by investigators from the Trousdale County Sheriff’s Department.

Steven Snyder