Rape charges reportedly dropped against former Tech tennis coach
Conor Pollock, who resigned shortly after his March arrest, still faces drug possession charges.
Update: Aug. 2, 2012
According to a Thursday afternoon story from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, rape charges against Conor Pollock, have been dropped. The former Georgia Tech assistant men’s tennis coach was charged with rape and possession of cocaine and marijuana in late March and resigned on April 4.
He still face the possession charges according to his lawyer. Read more from the AJC here.
Original Story: March 27, 2012
Georgia Tech assistant men's tennis coach Conor Pollock was at the Bill Moore Tennis Center Friday afternoon as the Yellow Jackets swept Boston College, 7-0.
By Saturday morning, the 24-year-old, first-year Tech coach was in the Fulton County jail charged with rape, and possession of cocaine and marijuana according to the Atlanta Police Department.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday night that Pollock originally met the 23-year-old alleged victim outside a Buckhead bar. The incident reportedly occurred at the Tech coach’s nearby apartment.
On Monday, Georgia Tech released a statement:
"We are aware of the charges involving assistant men’s tennis coach Conor Pollock. He has been placed on administrative leave with pay, effective immediately, pending the outcome of the external investigation. We will address his continued employment at Georgia Tech when the necessary additional information becomes available. We will have no further comment while the active investigation is in progress.”
According to the Tech website, Pollock, a former three-time All-American tennis player at Texas A&M, spent last year in private coaching before joining the Yellow Jacket staff last August.