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High school basketball coach arrested in connection to child sex assault

Colorado Springs Police said George Pollard is on leave from his position as head girls' basketball coach at Doherty High School.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A high school basketball coach was arrested Sunday in connection to a charge relating to child sex assault, Colorado Springs Police Department said.

Police said George Pollard, 31, faces a charge for sexual assault on a child in a position of trust.

During the investigation, police said Pollard was identified as the head girls' basketball coach at Doherty High School, a paraprofessional for Academy District 20 and a volunteer coach for the Pluto Basketball Club.

Pollard has been placed on leave by Colorado Springs School District 11 and Academy District 20, according to police.

Police do not know if there are any additional potential victims and anyone with information is asked to call 719-444-7000.

Credit: Colorado Springs Police Department


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