Retired Fresno Police Officer Facing Five Felony Molestation Charges

Randall “Randy” Snow plead not guilty to five charges of committing a lewd act with a child younger than 14 years old. His predatory actions involved two separate victims nearly a decade apart. The 69-year-old is accused molesting one girl in 2016 and another girl in 2003 and 2004. Both girls are relatives of Snow.

Richard Esquivel, Snows lawyer, tried to have him released on his own recognizance citing lack of criminal record along with military and police service. Instead the judge signed an order prohibiting Snow from contacting the victims. The judge also allowed Snow to be candidate for pre trial released pending he meets the court officials requirements for reduced bond or an ankle monitor.

Randall Snow turned himself in to the Clovis police department when he learned he had a warrant for his arrest. His bond is currently set 120,000. He faces three felony charges of committing a lewd act with girl younger than 14 between July 1 to Sept. 18 last year. He also faces a felony charge of a lewd act with girl younger than 14 from Aug. 1, 2003, to June 30, 2004. He also is charged with forcible lewd act on that minor during the same time period.

According to the victim statements Snow would cuddle with the 9-year-old girl but her mother never witness any inappropriate actions. Yet on Sept. 17 when the girl broke down crying and told her that Snow had touched her vagina over her underwear, she was inclined to believe her. After all Snow had molested her when she was in 7th grade. After telling her mother, who talked with Snow, it never happened again.

The next day, Sep 18 the girls mother confronted Snow about molesting her daughter. She claimed that he was nervous and unable to look her in the eye. However after talking for a while he finally admitted to touching her daughter a few times since summer but was trying to distance himself from her because of it. After he admitted to molesting her daughter, she confronted Snow about molesting her, a claim which he denied. However it is noted in the affidavit that children never forget.

It is unknown if Snow molested anyone else during his time as a Fresno Police officer or otherwise and hopefully he didn’t. Still it wouldn’t be surprising if this case will bring out more of his victims.