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Man Living in Elected Official’s Home Faces 100 Counts of Child Porn Charges

HAZLE TOWNSHIP -- A man from Luzerne County is facing 100 counts of child porn charges.

Police said Adam Snide, 42, was living at the home of a local leader who did not know about his online crimes.

Snide said in court that he was living at Rice Township Board of Supervisors Chair Marcia Thomas' home after falling on some hard times. He said she did not know about what Snide called an addiction to child porn.

Snide said he was sorry for what he's done as he walked into court in Hazle Township.

He is accused of watching and downloading violent child porn.

While officers were completing their search warrant on Heslop Road in Mountain Top, police said they had to stop counting the number of child porn files in the interest of time.

Snide told officers he wouldn't be surprised if they found 10,000 files.

In court papers, Snide told police he had been looking at and sending downloaded images of child porn for 20 years. Most of the images officers reviewed were extremely violent, with children being bound and gagged.

Officers said the youngest children in these images were infants.

He faces up to 21 years in prison and a $45,000 fine in connection with these charges.

Snide is locked up on $500,000 bail.

Again, even though Snide stayed at the home of an elected official, police do not believe she knew anything.

52 comments

  • bobbob

    “He says she didnt know.”
    How can anyone believe what he says, just because he said she didnt know doesnt mean squat.
    What exactly is the supervisor’s relationship to him? How long did she know him?
    How long did he live there?
    How about some serious, fact based reporting instead of half a story?

  • Harv

    Another of the thousands in nepa in the Sandusky renick fan club. That are 30 and 40 something and worship high school.

  • think positive

    How dare he use the term “addiction to porn”. He is a criminal of the worst kind and he needs to be severely prosecuted as such! I also hope the person he lives with is being investigated as well.

    • Saint Joseph

      To all you people who do not see this as an addiction and a disease just like the opioid epidemic. This man needs treatment not punishment. He never laid a hand on a single child he only viewed some of the same cruelty that he was probably exposed to in Catholic School as a child. It is a proven face that most of this filthy addictive material can be traced directly back to a small sovereign nation located in Rome Italy.
      Shame on all of you who continue to support this 2000 year old cult.

      • El Ma

        Saint Joseph, you have to be making a sarcastic post, right? I mean, you don’t actually believe that Snide’s actions were based upon the Vatican or Christianity, do you?

        Naw……..that’s like saying that every bombing can be traced back to the birth of Islam. What nonsense.

      • gwilkers

        Saint Joseph, so u are saying there is a pedophile epidemic in NEPA. Overdoses usually dont make the news much. Usually hush hush . But pedophiles are top story and an everyday story in this area it seems.

      • People with no sense

        Doesn’t matter if he didn’t touch them he was watching it for 20 years sooner or later he would of acted on it as a mother I say he should pay for even watching it because he was still being a part of someone hurting little kids even baby’s he is just as bad and sick put then all in a room and explode it sick son’s of bitches. So you saying it’s just like drugs it’s not thats people hurting themselves not children.

  • think positive

    If he gets enjoyment out of watching and hustling the stuff described here, he should be executed without hesitation!

  • Huggy

    Goofballs don’t realize they should be attracted to the likes of Carolyne Blackburn. Girl’s alright alright alright!

  • Huggy

    I wonder if all these guys were fans of Jim Renick. Maybe they thought it was okay when they heard bout their idol.

  • El Ma

    “Snide said he was sorry for what he’s done as he walked into court in Hazle Township.” He’s “sorry” that he got caught. He is not sorry for the horrors that he was a party to.

    Name the “elected official,” and just put them down.

    • El Ma

      YES!!!!!!!! She should be charged as an accessory, regardless. When someone is in one’s home, they are responsible for their conduct, as well.

      • El Ma

        A Local Defender is spot-on: watch the news clip. The politician’s name is Marcia Thomas and Snide claims that she didn’t know about his penchant for sexually torturing infants and children. He’d been indulging his aberrant interests for over 20 years.

        Take this pig out.

  • Cornholer in the coal patch

    You mean to tell me nobody in the house could hear him constantly beating the meat?

      • bad jimmy

        Yes he does. Lucky for ex-Channel 16’s field reporter Jim Renick, he only took photos of young boy’s packages at the local swimming competitions. He got fired by Channel 16 and probation. I guess you could call that a win-win.

      • gwilkers

        naw I disagree bad jimmy. Mr renick spent state prison time and i think it was more than photos. This guy seriously looks like him. Is he related?

      • El Ma

        READING IS FUNDAMENTAL. It wasn’t digitally generated porn, you boob. Children were destroyed to make those TEN THOUSAND files of VIOLENT porn files. Violent. Imagine being a kid, trusting, needy, and frightened. Someone tells you to shut up, ties you up and shoves a gag into your mouth, and does you eight ways from Sunday until you’re bleeding from every part of your body, and you’re so traumatized that your mind simply shuts down. Children were destroyed, here, whether Adam Snide MADE the files, himself, or not. The children that were tortured in those files are ruined for the rest of their lives.

        An island in the Pacific is too generous for this pig, and his host who “didn’t know” anything was amiss. Guillotine for them both in front of the courthouse. Start taking these animals OUT of society instead of attempting to “understand” them. eugh

        Godalmighty, what a world.

  • Bob

    Cops beat black people for running stop signs but can’t beat a white guy for downloading 10s of thousands of violent child pornography? That county needs a major flood, tornado and earthquake

  • Lance

    Here we go again. But this pervert is even more despicable. Receiving assistance from a friend for a place to stay and he can’t control himself. Should be hung

  • TRKRGR

    I’d like more stories on them CATCHING the scum producing the child porn more than just catching the ones watching it.

    • think positive

      Totally! I always wonder about the kids involved and where they are now…are they okay…are they alive? It’s heartbreaking.

      • El Ma

        Think Positive, I’ve worked with “survivors” of abuse and………well……..a scant few are able to process their experiences and move forward. Snide is just one cog in that horrific machine. They all need to be taken out. Permanently.

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