Davenport police arrested Daniel Schneiderman, the head basketball coach of Davenport North High School, on sexual abuse charges Friday.

Schneiderman, 37, of 4819 Armil Court, Davenport, is charged with one count of third-degree sexual abuse-forcible fondling, sexual exploitation by a school employee and telephone dissemination of obscene material to a minor.

According to an arrest affidavit filed Friday by Davenport Police Detective Erin Pape, Davenport police went to North High School on Friday to investigate allegations of an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a minor student.

According to Pape’s affidavit, the investigation revealed that in January 2011, Schneiderman kissed the victim and placed her on the floor and straddled her. He then fondled the victim. The victim was 14 years old at the time.

In June, Schneiderman sent a sexually explicit photograph of himself from his cellphone to the victim's cellphone, according to the affidavit.

Also, according to the affidavit, Schneiderman practiced a scheme to engage in sexual contact with the victim for the purpose of satisfying his sexual desires. Schneiderman furthered this scheme by exchanging sexually explicit text messages with the victim, grabbing her buttocks during school and making sexually explicit comments to her during school.

Third-degree sexual abuse is a Class C felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years. Sexual exploitation by a school employee is a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of up to five years. Telephone dissemination of obscene material to a minor is an aggravated misdemeanor that carries a prison sentence of up to two years.

Davenport Community School District spokeswoman Dawn Saul declined to comment on Schneiderman’s arrest or whether he has been fired or placed on leave.

As per district protocol, counseling services are available to students who request it, Saul said.

Schneiderman was being held Friday afternoon in the Scott County Jail on $10,000 bond. 

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Randogg420

The whites are smarter they dont get caught

Randogg420

It seems like the Quad Cities is a breeding ground for this type of abuse whats going on I dont like this place anymore

xxsunfire2406xx

Simple as this.... its wrong no matter who started it... someone should have ended it.... it was his obligation as a role model and educator to stop it from happening.. he simply choose not too... as far as the girl... where are the parents... more and more kids are getting cell phone at a early age.. cell phones should b no different then the internet... at 14 the parents should still very much b involved in their childs life... either way this man is now a sex offender and this girl will b known as exactly what she was too fast for....

thelastoftherationals

What is wrong with people these days?

Itsalreadydone

This is a time to really PRAY!!! Pray for both family's and DN!!

Arc Angel

GONE PRISON !!!!

Kimmy1
Kimmy1

This is my opinion I won't sit and argue with anyone about my opinion. Age isn't the issue here it's that if the teacher/coach was uncomfortable with the actions that were taking place if it were the case (he as the role model and a person parents trust their child to be around) should have went to his boss to let them aware of the inappropriate behavior THAT IS WHAT A NORMAL GROWN UP WOULD HAVE DONE since that hadn't taken place no matter how high the teen is sexualized a grown up knows how to say NO AND NOT ACT ON IT which makes it all the more suspicious and to have proof on a cell phone that is concrete evidence electronics don't lie people do and as far as her sending them back could be something to look into she may have done it willingly but did anyone think that maybe she was scared of what might happen if she didn't maybe there was a threat of some kind no one but those two know this this is common in sex offenders to threaten to make their vitums

Kimmy1
Kimmy1

meant to add.........they do that to make their victims more terrified of them and typically if there is one there are usually more as well one thing I do agree the address of the residence didn't need to be made to the public unless he is back home so families are aware and that his actions shouldn't be taken out on the family

trimble13
trimble13

All I am saying is the media has given a one-sided account and no one knows the details. Everyone is so quick to judge and has no idea on anything except what the media decides they want to provide. Relax on the comments-he does have a family and friends who can read, regardless of how awful you think he is. And Shasne, I'm not a fool. I'm not trying to justify anything. The point is NO ONE knows what happened except them. There is no point in writing disrespectful things about him. It will all come out eventually.

shasne

A 13 year old today was a 13 year old yesterday it is sickening to think in your mind that somehow some way her action resulted in his or that she facilitated his requests. That kind of thinking has me asking you this question...... If it were your 13 year old daughter telling you this stuff. Would you be putting the same comments on line and going out of your way to make sure that everyone doesn't rush to judgement? Maybe if it went your " step daughter" you might think another way.

Alligator
Alligator

They guy sent pictures of his junk to a 13 yo girl, what other details do we need to know? Even if children are more sexualized, it does not condone that behavior. And by your rationale, let's get hypothetical - if this girl was the one who initiated the contact, and the one who sent pictures, the fact remains he reciprocated. End of story. Even if she "tempted" him, or stalked him or whatever, he is the adult here. She is still just a CHILD.

snowman05

Glad to see the trash paper the Times is keeping this vile thread open. Says a lot about the paper.

shasne

I feel for the family of this guy, I can't imagine what they are going thought right now.. I also feel for anyone commenting that is trying to justify any sexual contact with a minor. A 37 year old man should know better. If you think that he is clean and clear of any wrong doing you are out there. Where there is smoke there is fire.

Klaatu
Klaatu

Leave the girl alone. She cannot legally give consent to an adult. If any of this is true it is a gross abuse of authority. They quite obviously have proof of his digital communications . How is it these people think they can get away with this?

pta mom

I completely agree with you, Klaatu.

Terry W

So much for a fair trial......and where were the home addresses printed here on Outlaw and Crow?????? Funny how THAT works. Had NO business publishing that. What did HIS FAMILY do in any of this???

Reader10

They start printing addresses when it has to do with a sexual crime cause if convicted he will most likely have to register as a sex offender which will be made public anyways.

senor citizen

I don't know which is worse, a sex offender or those who rush to judgment that might be a reason to get a change of venue or even a mistrial with all the publicity. Of course any victim deserves help and in my opinion retribution for any criminal offense committed against their person.

trimble13
trimble13

Amazed at how stupid the public can be-until something like this happens to their family. I am appalled at the "burn him at the stake" comments and "he's guilty." What happened to innocent until proven guilty??? I know this man personally. This is not in his character and the person above who says they have met him and they are not surprised, I would call your bs. You don't know him. You obviously have no clue who he is if you think this is his character. I have a 13 yr old stepdaughter and I know her attitude. Today's 13 is a lot different than previous years 13. I'm not condoning anything here, but if she is sending pictures back to him...something seems fishy. It would be nice if the media would stop reporting until they knew the full details of both sides. Writing articles like this are one-sided and lead the public to believe a certain way. Shame on you. This is someone's husband, father, son, and brother. And for the person who said they are sure there are others, how do you know?? I'm just curious what inside info you have that no one else does? Such accusatory communities. It's a shame really.

Alligator
Alligator

Innocent until proven guilty? You just said in a previous post that the girl was sending pictures BACK to him, so obviously he was sending pics to her. And I am appalled that you are attacking the victim here. A CHILD. 13 is differnt than 13 in the past - give me a break. You are basically saying children are more sexualized, which is probably true, but they still do not have the mental capacity for rational, mature decision making, whereas this 37 year old man does. He took advantage of a child. Even if it was just pictures. Even if she "tempted him" she is a CHILD.

trimble13
trimble13

Seriously?? Do you live in the world we do today?? "Children" are more sexualized. I'm around them every day-I see it. I am not blaming anyone here and we don't even know what has happened. I'm simply saying there are two sides to every story. No one knows what truly went on except the girl and him. It will all come out eventually but in the meantime, it's one word against another. That's all I'm saying.

just curious

I would be most interested to hear your response if this 13 year old was YOUR daughter or YOUR granddaughter. How many sides of the story would you want published and how "sexualized" would you portray the girl? Remember that this child is someone's child and her family is probably deeply distressed by all of this.

crackerbean

I never said there was more girl... I said why would they wait to 2 years when other girls could of gotten hurt

pta mom

STOP BLAMING THE VICTIM!

trimble13
trimble13

I'm not blaming the victim. I am simply saying there are two sides to every story and maybe the media should report both sides of the story instead of leading the public to believe one way.

writingmomma

I must add to this comment. You never truly "know" someone, unless YOU are a mind reader. There are serial killers and rapist that have friends and family members that say the same thing you are saying. Yes, he is innocent until proven guilty. But, your genitalia in a picture usually says "guilty." No, I have not seen the pictures. But, someone must have enough evidence against him or he would not have been charged the way he was. Yes, he appeared to be a straight up guy to me too. But, I have learned to never underestimate ANYONE.

Colleen Spink
Colleen Spink

I agree....the reason this don't come forward sooner is they way they are treated

150IQ

"if she is sending pictures back to him" means your are admitting he sent her pics. End of story dude, just stop talking already. I can tell you if I ever look at my 13 yo daughters phone and see explicit pics from a grown man, I will be the one going to jail not him. I can respect you defending your brother or whoever he is to you, but the only thing you are accomplishing is making yourself look like a loyal idiot.

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pta mom

A disgrace to basketball?? That's where your concern is? And I am horrified you would place blame on his child-victim. Don't know if you are an adult or a youth, Geoff, but I feel sorry for the women (wife, girlfriends, DAUGHTERS) in your life. You must a very low opinion of them.

pta mom

If true, this creep assaulted a child--a child entrusted to his care. Do NOT blame the child-victim!!

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finch

Yeah, there you go, geoff. Let's blame people other than this creep.

meggers

What is with people??? He was among a lot of teenagers! Sad!!! I feel bad for his family!

mendelmen

What is REAL TALK?

iowalittledog

Mendlemen: What is real talk? Good Question. Real talk is when you say something that is the truth, but many people really don't want to say it or for political reasons can't say it.. Example, if I said that Davenport arrest more African American in Scott County, than whites and that African American are convicted at a much higher rate that whites defendants in Scott County That is REAL TALK. Many assume by me saying that I am racist. Problem is that ABOUT 87% of Scott County is White. Yet about 38% of the people arrested in Scott County are minority. When the numbers are that out of line there is a serious problem with equal protection under the law.

It'sonlyme

I feel bad that this kind of stuff happens, because not only does out affect the people immediately involved, but it affects their families. The student's parents are probably mad, hurt, frustrated and want to seriously hurt him. But what about his family? Why did the news reports have to note his address? His family has to deal emotionally with his actions, but now they have to deal with public retaliation. That's not fair to them! They are not at fault for his actions.

Alligator
Alligator

HE should have thought about that before.

Klaatu
Klaatu

You are right, but there is no way to shelter his family. His kids will be taunted at school, his family is already destroyed, and it is his fault, but we should all endeavor to be kind to his family. All of us are responsible only for our own actions.

crackerbean

i dont understand why no one said anything for 2 years and if he did do this how many other girls are there

TruthOnlyBeTold
TruthOnlyBeTold

To answer your question....Did you ever think that maybe only the victim and Schneiderman knew what was going on two years ago? The article simply does not say when others found out what was going on or how the abuse was reported.

Grouchy Old Fart

I have met this guy and I've little doubt the allegations are true. I also doubt this is the first time or school where this behavior has occured.

trimble13
trimble13

How extremely rude of you to say. Maybe you can keep those comments to yourself.

Grouchy Old Fart

After reading your rebutals and posts I'm wondering "Is the 13 for your IQ or age?" Do you know this person? Have you ever spent time with him? Do you know anything of his past? Have you ever talked to parents of students he has taught in the past? Hmm... probably not. Your just a 'keyboard jockey' who loves the thrill of arguing behind a monitor while having no more insight into a situation then what is fed to you by the media. I certainly hope you find the post to be keeping up with my high standards of rudeness.

trimble13
trimble13

Lmao. What is it exactly you think YOU are doing? Sounds to me like hiding behind a computer and throwing out accusations about someone you have no clue. Just because you have "met" him does not give you any insight to him or his character. I do know him. I do know his parents and yes, I have met the parents of some of his students. Maybe before you start lashing out at someone and acting like you know so much more than them, you should make sure the person you are lashing out at can't answer yes to your questions.

shasne

Well said....... The truth will come out and Trimble13 any more comments you try to make to justify this situation will only make you look like a bigger fool.

Arc Angel

CREEPER!!!!!

Luvmyboys23
Luvmyboys23

He is guilty that poor girl is scared for life because of his actions. He will have a trial and be found guilty. I feel sorry for her and her parents. He is garbage and deserves what he gets

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Alligator
Alligator

So, if a CHILD sends pictures back to the adult, then its ok?

Bobaloo

I feel bad for the victim and the Davenport North community. I can't imagine what brought Coach Scheiderman to do something this stupid, this criminal! Man! WHY?

You can bet that his coaching career is over, that's for sure. So is his teaching career, no doubt.

iowalittledog

Not passing judgement because I'll wait and hear all the evidence. My problem here is the police released too much detail. Have you ever notice when a allegation involves one of their own, they get huh huh. The information released today is intended to get people upset and find him guilty in their mind, prior to hearing all of the evidence. Could have just told the public of the allegations and let the man have a fair trial. After reading this article who wouldn't think he is guilty? Fact is he is innocent, UNTIL proven guilty. If this guy is found not guilty could his reputation ever be restored? NO Last issue, if guilty why only 10 years. Didn't some guy just get 25 years for making drugs around kids. Yet if one touches a child they get a slap on the hand. REAL TALK!

finch

I really think you see things that aren't there.

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