Former doctor gets 14-years for rape of 12-year-old girl he was baby-sitting

Former doctor gets 14-years for rape of 12-year-old girl he was baby-sitting
Gerald Albert Snider (Image: via Tulsa World)

A former doctor from Tulsa was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison for raping a then-12-year-old girl in 2014.

Jurors on Nov. 3 convicted 73-year-old Gerald Albert Snider of one count of first-degree rape against a victim younger than 14 after hearing 14 witnesses, including the girl, testify.

Snider was accused of raping the girl on Aug. 3, 2014, at a north Tulsa home while he was baby-sitting her and a boy. A witness reported seeing Snider sexually assault the girl before he locked the boy in a bedroom.

District Judge William Musseman upheld the jury’s 14-year sentence recommendation, telling Snider, “You were a respected member of the community, which makes this crime even more aggravating.”

The girl’s mother read a victim impact statement to the court that detailed the trauma she said was caused by Snider’s actions.

Snider did not address the allegations during his sentencing hearing. He did, however, list his professional accomplishments, volunteer service and history of medical issues.

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