David Schneider

The jury trial of a former gymnastics coach accused of molesting three of his athletes was scheduled to start on Monday but now has been pushed back to early 2022, according to online court records. 

David F. Schneider, 44, will appear in court Monday afternoon for a bond revocation hearing. 

This is not the first time that the jury trial has been delayed. The jury trial is now expected to begin March 29 and end April 1. Judge Craig Hellmann will preside over the trial and the hearing on Monday. 

According to previous Missourian reporting, police began an investigation into Schneider, a volunteer gymnastics coach with Kids in Motion, a now-defunct gymnastics studio in Washington, after being contacted by an athlete who said her gymnastics coach had touched her inappropriately in 2013 and 2014. The athlete told police Schneider placed his hand under her leotard on multiple occasions when she was doing the splits. Another individual told police Schneider also placed his hands under her shorts and leotard and witnessed Schneider touch the first girl inappropriately. A third girl told police he’d touched her genitals with his fingers while she was doing the splits. The incidents occurred between spring 2014 and October 2014, she said. All girls were less than 14 years old when the alleged incidents occurred, according to online court records.

Schneider later admitted to placing his hands in an inappropriate place on numerous girls during stretches but claimed it was because his hands slipped due to the girls being sweaty and it being a “wet environment,” according to the probable cause statement.