Iowa basketball coach charged with sex abuse

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Davenport police have arrested the head basketball coach of Davenport North High School on suspicion of sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl.

The Quad-City Times reports (http://bit.ly/18t1gwG) that 37-year-old Daniel Schneiderman was arrested and charged Friday. He is charged with third-degree sexual abuse by forcible fondling, sexual exploitation by a school employee and telephone dissemination of obscene material to a minor.

Police say Schneiderman kissed and held down and fondled a 14-year-old student in January 2011. Police say he also exchanging sexually explicit text messages with girl and groped and made sexually explicit comments to her during school.

Davenport Community School District spokeswoman Dawn Saul declined to say whether Schneiderman has been fired or placed on leave.

Schneiderman did not immediately return a message left Saturday at his home.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com

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