Charged: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

HAGERSTOWN – In July of 2020, the Hagerstown Police Department was made aware of sexual abuse of a minor that happened in the past.  Hagerstown Police Department Detectives began an investigation and learned that a former Washington County Public School’s teacher was having alleged sexual contact with a student.  The suspect Christopher William Pollard was a teacher at South Hagerstown High School and also the tennis coach for the school.  Mr. Pollard initially became acquainted with the victim while she was an athlete he was coaching. At this time, Mr. Pollard is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. No information will be released regarding the victim in this case.

Between April 1, 2010 and October 31st, 2010 Pollard maintained a sexual relationship with the student.  It was learned that most of the sexual contact happened at Mr. Pollard’s residence, while his former wife was not home.  In May of 2011, Pollard resigned from Washington County Public Schools and moved out of the area.  Through a lengthy investigation, Detectives were able to collect enough evidence to get an indictment on Mr. Pollard.

Detectives were eventually able to track Mr. Pollard to Indianapolis Indiana and learned he was a current faculty member at a private school in Indianapolis.  This morning Mr. Pollard was taken into custody by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Indianapolis IN, while he was working at the school. Mr. Pollard is currently at the Marion County Jail awaiting an extradition hearing. 

Washington County Public Schools were made aware of these allegations and have fully cooperated throughout this investigation.  The Hagerstown Police Department would also like to thank the Marion County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in taking Mr. Pollard into custody.   

Detective Sgt. Andrew Lewis Criminal Investigations Supervisor alewis@hagerstownpd.org