The attorney for Georgia Tech assistant men’s tennis coach Conor Pollock asserted his client’s innocence Tuesday. Pollock was arrested Saturday on charges of rape and possession of cocaine and marijuana.
“He is absolutely not guilty,” J. Tom Morgan said. “That’s not defense lawyer [talk]. This kid is absolutely not guilty.”
Pollock was arrested after a 23-year-old woman told Atlanta police investigators that Pollock raped her early Saturday. According to information gathered by police, Pollock approached the woman and a friend outside a Buckhead bar and invited them to his apartment.
According to a police report, “The victim advised police that she remembers being at the apartment and then waking up to the suspect raping her.”
Morgan acknowledged that the two met at the bar and returned to Pollock’s Buckhead apartment, but said that Pollock did not rape the woman.
“We all make decisions we regret later, but that doesn’t mean those decisions were criminal acts,” he said.
Morgan said he filed a bond motion Tuesday to have a bond set for Pollock, who remains in Fulton County jail. It is his hope that all three charges will be dropped, beginning with the rape charge.
Pollock, hired by Tech last August, has been placed on administrative leave.
Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog