ATLANTA-- Georgia Tech's Assistant Men's Tennis Coach remains in jail on charges of rape.
Police arrested Conor Pollock, 24, Saturday morning around 6:30 after a woman reported she had been raped by Pollock.
According to an email from Atlanta Police Spokesman Carlos Campos:
The victim advised that she left a bar in the Buckhead area and was approached by the suspect who invited the victim and another female over to his nearby apartment. The victim and other female agreed and accompanied the suspect to his apartment. The victim advised police that she remembers being at the apartment and then waking up to the suspect raping her. She told the suspect to stop and then she and the other female left and called police.
Police also charged Pollock with possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana, less than one ounce.
Pollock's attorney is former DeKalb County District Attorney J. Tom Morgan. He calls the charges against his client bogus.
"We are absolutely certain that this allegation has no merit. Rape under Georgia law is with force and against someone's will. If someone asks you to stop and you stop there's no lack of consent," said Morgan.
Georgia Tech released a statement about Pollock's arrest Monday afternoon:
"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."
Pollock was hired in August to replace Alijosa Piric, who left to become the head tennis coach of Old Dominion. Pollock played for Texas A&M where he was a three-time All-American.