ALBANY — A corrections officer at the Albany County jail was arraigned on Friday, April 26, on charges that he raped two female inmates.
Michael Snyder, 59, of Medusa, allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse and oral sexual conduct with a female inmate on three occasions between March 16 and March 22.
Also, the indictment alleges that between Dec. 10, 2018, and Jan. 20 he subjected a different female inmate to sexual contact.
The inmates were unable to give consent because, as inmates, they were under Snyder’s supervision.
Investigators were able to secure physical evidence which was turned over to the State Police for analysis, said Sheriff Craig Apple last month while announcing Snyder’s arrest.
Snyder, a 19-year veteran, pleaded not guilty to three counts of felony rape, two felonies of committing a criminal sexual act and eight counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse in front of Albany County Court Judge William Carter.
No new court appearances have been scheduled at this time.
Special Victims Unit Bureau Chief Shannon Sarfoh and Assistant District Attorney Matthew Schrantz are prosecuting.