The lawyer for a Massachusetts high school coach accused of kissing a 16-year-old student says his client has been affected by medication he takes for Parkinson's disease.
Dale Snyder, 64, of Abington, pleaded not guilty Monday in Quincy District Court to one count of indecent assault and battery and two counts of assault and battery. Snyder has been placed on administrative leave as a track coach and chemistry teacher at Milton High School.
Prosecutors say Snyder is accused of kissing the girl and grabbing her hand in his office on June 2.
Defense attorney Thomas Lawton said Snyder was diagnosed with Parkinson's about two years ago and the medication has weakened his impulse control.
A judge set bail at $10,000 and ordered Snyder to have no contact with the alleged victim.