The good news: Broward Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit detectives arrested 81-year-old Murray Snider, 81, yesterday at his home in Margate and charged him with ten counts of lewd or lascivious molestation with a child under 12, relating to his sexual abuse of two victims. BSO has identified at least six other victims.
The awful news: Murray admitted he's been molesting little girls his whole life.
Snider told cops that he would have little girls call him "Grandpa" and then would invite them into his room to watch movies and eat snacks. Then he'd sexually molest them.
In May, a teenager in Sebring told her mother that Snider had repeatedly molested her when she was between the ages of 6 and 9.
The crimes occurred between December 2004 and August 2006, when Snider lived and worked as a maintenance man at the Executive Economy Lodge on 555 S. Federal Highway in Pompano Beach. Snider, who lives in the 6400 block of Brandywine Drive North, told detectives that he has been abusing girls since he was a child, apparently leaving countless victims unaccounted for.
The BSO says he has a clean criminal history except for an old prostitution charge.
Snider was supposed to appear in bond court yesterday but had to have it rescheduled due to medical reasons.
Snider, who is suffering from lung disease, is being held without bond.
Anyone who thinks she or a family member might have been a victim of Snider's can contact BSO Det. Eric Hendel at (954) 321-4240.
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