Putnam County circus performer convicted of sexual abuse

Published: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 10:40 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 10:40 a.m.

PALATKA — A circus performer is heading to prison for life after being convicted of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl.

Prosecutors announced Monday that Daniel Everett Snodgrass of Putnam County was found guilty tying the girl to a bed and abusing her. The judge immediately sentenced the 58-year-old to life in prison.

He had been hired to teach the girl and her sister how to ride a unicycle.

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