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High school basketball coach pleads guilty to sexually assaulting 16-year-old

Posted at 5:47 PM, Jun 13, 2021
and last updated 2022-03-28 19:33:59-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Police Department has arrested 31-year-old George Pollard on charges of sexual assault by a person in a position of trust against a 16-year-old girl.

Pollard was the head coach for D11's Doherty High School girls' basketball, a paraprofessional for Acadamy D20, and a volunteer for the Pluto Basketball Club.

D20 has stated the charges are not related to any of their students or campuses. Both D11 and D20 have placed Pollard on administrative leave. The basketball club has suspended him from involvement in the organization.

According to CSPD, a call came in on June 10 to report an allegation. The Crimes Against Children Unit investigation determined unlawful sexual contact took place over several months, according to CSPD.

Pollard surrendered after a warrant was issued and pleaded guilty on March 28, 2022, according to the District Attorney's Office.

George Pollard
George Pollard is charged with sexual assault by one in a position of trust.

In the statement D11 goes on to say that Doherty High School counseling staff will be available on Monday, June 14 and all this week between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. should any students require support.

Academy School District 20 also released a statement saying that they also put Mr. Pollard on administrative leave. They said so far the situation does not involve any students or staff in their district.

Right now police say it's unknown if there are more victims. Anyone with information can contact the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or (800) 222-8477.

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