LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — A former Lancaster County doctor who worked in dozens of school and at PIAA events is now a convicted felon.
On Thursday William Vollmar entered a no contest plea in a Lancaster County Courtroom.
Vollmar who was once one of the premier sports medicine doctors will have to register as a sex offender under the plea and will serve 9 1/2 – 20 years in prison.
“It’s concerning anytime anyone in a position of power or authority abuses that power or authority.,” Daniel Dye, assistant chief deputy in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, said. “He had a lot of contact with children over the years.”
The plea involved cases of abuse from six victims.
The no contest plea entered by Vollmar means he doesn’t admit guilt, but he does admit there is enough evidence that a jury could find him guilty.
The abuse, according to prosecutors, happened at Vollmar’s home, his office, and at Conestoga Valley High School.
Vollmar was given a chance to speak about his charges by Lancaster County Judge Dennis Reinaker, but he declined to say anything.
None of the victims in were in the courtroom to face Vollmar, but according the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, who prosecuted the case, they all agreed with the plea agreement.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro thanked the victims for speaking up about their abuse.
“We say to the good people of Lancaster County and southcentral Pennsylvania you can rest a bit easier tonight becasue doctor Vollmar is behind bars where he will be for a very, very long time,” Shapiro said.
Dozens of other accusers also claim Vollmar abused them, but those claims never made it to criminal charges because they fell outside of the statue of limitations.
Civil lawsuits involving abuse by Vollmar are still making their way through the court system.
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