New Braunfels police Captain John McDonald told San Antonio Express-News that Eugene Sneed, 44, “originally agreed to turn himself in after he was made aware of the arrest warrant.” Sneed, a former Christian school basketball coach, was been wanted since mid-September on a charge of having “an improper relationship with a student.” Sneed turned himself in at the Bexar County Jail after an interview with police in which he admitted to having sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl at New Braunfels Christian Academy. He is being held on charges of a second-degree felony, and his bail was set at $75,000. In a study published by the U.S. Center for Disease Control, 20 percent of female college students said that she had been raped, or forced to submit to sexual intercourse against her will. In 2000, 246,000 women “survived rape and sexual assault.” According to OneInFourUSA.org, this “computes to 28 women every hour.” Between 62 and 84 percent of survivors knew their attacker. Some people may say that the inappropriate relationship between the New Braunfels teacher charged and the student involved is likely to not have been rape. because the girl was of legal age. According to the U.S. Federal Courts, in Texas, indecency with a child or sexual assault charges are only applicable if the victim is less than 17 years old. However, by Texas state law, teachers carry a special responsibility to report any endangerment of a child to the state. Because the accused in this case was, in fact, a teacher, the case will be handled differently than if he was not. Winning a personal injury lawsuit when faced with charges similar to those McDonald is facing isn’t an easy feat. But with a qualified and dedicated personal injury attorney, your life doesn’t have to be shadowed by charges such as this. Don’t go through it alone. Contact an experienced New Braunfels personal injury lawyer today.