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High school basketball coach arrested for sexual assault on a child

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- The head coach of a local high school girls basketball team has been arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child.

The Colorado Springs Police Department says 31-year-old George Pollard a coach at Doherty High School turned himself in on Sunday after a warrant was issued for his arrest on Friday. Police say Pollard assaulted a 16-year-old female. He is charged with Sexual Assault on a Child by one in a position of trust.

During the investigation, authorities learned Pollard was a coach at Doherty High School as well as a paraprofessional employed by Academy School District 20. Pollard was also identified as a volunteer coach for the Pluto Basketball Club, which has since suspended him from the club’s activities.

Academy School District 20 released a statement on Sunday regarding the arrest stating Pollard has been placed on administrative leave and that the 16-year-old victim was not a student in their district. The statement also said the alleged assault did not happen on campus.

It is unknown if there are additional victims related to this investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call CSPD at (719) 444-7000 or (719) 634-STOP (7867) if you wish to remain anonymous.

Chase Golightly

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