John Snorsky, the Man Accused of Kidnapping an Eight-Year-Old Girl in Aurora, Colo.
John Stanley Snorsky, 26 years old and accused of abducting an eight-year-old girl in Aurora, has a troubled past. He has an extensive record of sexual misconduct while serving time in state prison.
CALL7 Investigator Theresa Marchetta determined that Snorsky committed multiple violations which put him on sex offender status in prison years before he was charged with kidnapping.
Early Life and Education
John Snorsky was born in York, South Dakota on June 28, 1906 into a poor family and likely received most of his early education through the efforts of his father – an unemployed laborer.
He received his education at a private school and later worked as a mortgage banker. Married to Amy Hogarth, he had two children named Adam and Ashley.
John was found guilty of abducting an 8-year-old girl from her bedroom in October 2013, as she screamed as she was pulled out the window while her father chased him down Hanover Street.
Snorsky has a long and distinguished career in law enforcement, but his love of art earned him the cover of The Denver Post’s annual art gallery calendar. For two years now he has showcased hundreds of pieces of artwork at Sub Stop Aurora and various art shows around town.
He was also an active philanthropist, contributing to various worthwhile causes and volunteering at local museums. However, his most noteworthy contribution to the arts has been his creation of an engaging multimedia display featuring works by over 30 local artists.
He may not be the most handsome of men, but he’s certainly one of the happiest – thanks to all those he’s impacted in recent years.
Achievements and Honors
Snorsky was a true master of many trades on the Wooster campus, excelling as both a four-year letterman in lacrosse and football as well as being part of their hockey team. A brilliant student athlete with exceptional dedication, Snorsky graduated with honors from Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle where his grit and dedication paid off with him being named team captain in 2022. A key contributor to Wooster’s success on defense, Snorsky will be missed by teammates, coaching staff members as well as family and friends who knew him best.
Snorsky had a knack for athletics and an enthusiasm for science and technology. A proud member of the Wooster community, he believed in their motto of philanthropy and service. He will be remembered for his contributions to both school and family, as well as for all the memories made together.
Snorsky had a difficult childhood and once spent time in prison for burglary. Now an artist, his personal website states that his mission is to use art to heal broken kids by offering them hope through creation.
He claimed his father, an illegal immigrant from the Soviet Union who served a prison term, and his “mentally unstable” mother daily beat him.
After Snorsky was released from parole, he found a place to live in Aurora and began working at a sub shop. Linda Taylor, the owner of that establishment, expressed her compassion for him and took him in.
She shared with FOX31 that he was very active on Facebook and had some of his artwork displayed inside the Sub Shop. He expressed a desire to launch a foundation for children from troubled backgrounds.