Randy Lee Snyder
Randy Lee Snyder, 54, was arrested on suspicion of probation violation as well as possession of obscene matter depicting minors in the act of sexual conduct; distribution of obscene matter to persons under the age of 18; and distribution of obscene matter to persons 18 years of age and older, Monterey Police Lt. Phil Penko said.
An employee at the Monterey Senior Center at 280 Dickman Ave. called police Friday at 9:15 a.m. to report seeing images of naked young girls on a monitor Snyder was using Thursday, Penko said. The employee said Snyder quickly clicked off the image when he noticed the employee.
“Clearly, the pictures were of girls under the age of 18,” said Penko. “They were between 10 years and 13 years of age, engaged in various acts of intercourse.”
Police discovered that Snyder had logged onto several child pornography sites, said Penko.
On Sunday, he was transferred to Monterey County Jail, where he will be held until a decision is made whether he will be returned to Santa Clara County or kept in Monterey County to face new charges.
In 2002, San Jose police arrested Snyder for using the Internet to solicit sex from what he thought was a 12-year-old girl. He was actually communication with a detective posing as the girl.
He was arrested at a San Jose park after approaching the female officer posing as the girl.
Police searched Snyder’s home and found evidence that he had intended to have sex with the girl. Snyder was then living in Pacific Grove.