Hudson Valley youth trainer charged with sex with minor


A young high school coach in the Lower Hudson Valley is accused of committing sexual acts with a minor.

At the end of last week, Robert Pope, 30, of Mount Vernon, who has coached local youth sports teams, was arraigned in Mount Vernon City Court for allegedly committing sexual acts with a minor .

Pope has been charged with three counts of Third Degree Criminal Sexual Act. He has reportedly had sex with a 16-year-old on two separate occasions in recent months. Pope is a volunteer coach at Mount Vernon High School and has also coached other youth sports teams in the Mount Vernon area, officials said.

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“We will not tolerate adults engaging in sexual acts with minors, and we encourage all other victims of Robert Pope to come forward,” Westchester County Prosecutor Miriam E. Rocah said in a statement. Press. “This case came to light because the victim’s mother was concerned about the material she found on her child’s phone, and I encourage all parents to remain vigilant about their children’s activities and interactions. with the others.”

The Pope investigation was conducted by the Mount Vernon Police Department. Authorities believe there could be more casualties. People who believe they are victims of Pope or have other information about Pope can call the prosecutor’s office hotline at 914-995-TIPS, officials said.

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