Former Calif. wrestling coach sentenced to more than 60 years in prison for molestation

Thomas Snider, a former wrestling coach at Torrance (Calif.), was sentenced Friday after being convicted of molesting 25 male students.

The 48-year-old will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Prosecutors say Snider would do “skin checks” on the students, which would lead to him touching their genitals. It was also accused he’d watch them shower and give massages.

A statement from a parent of a former student was read in court, according to ABC7.

“I will never forgive you. You are an evil and vile excuse of a human being. You are a monster that hunted and abused our children like prey in the wild. You deserve every ounce of suffering and pain coming your way, and I pray you die slowly and that your soul burns in hell.

Neither Snider nor his family spoke on his behalf during the trial.

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