New sexual assault charges filed against midstate doctor


A Lancaster County doctor is in custody as the Attorney General announced sexual assault charges.

Court documents reveal disturbing details of allegations from four additional victims. 

Police say the abuse spanned decades, and happened at Dr. William Vollmar’s home, and in schools and offices. 

“Dr. Vollmar worked with the PIAA for 19 years, putting him in regular contact with many children,” said Josh Shapiro, PA Attorney General. 

The list of schools and hospitals Vollmar worked at is just about as long as the list of new charges he’s facing: felony count of sexual assault, institutional sexual assault, corruption of minors, unlawful contact with a minor, and four counts of indecent assault. 

“Dr. Vollmar began massaging his inner-thigh and reached up into his boxers to touch his genitals,” said Shapiro. 

Shapiro outlined the latest allegations against the sports medicine doctor on Wednesday. 

“Dr. Vollmar removed the patients clothing. Asked if he was ‘cool,’ and then performing oral sex on this patient,” said Shapiro. 

Vollmar worked with kids and adults across the midstate for decades. We tried to find out who dropped the ball. 

Shapiro was asked if he had any evidence at this point that people looked over things they should not have. “That’s not something I’m prepared to comment on at this point,” replied Shapiro.

Shapiro says this is just the beginning of a very active investigation. He says to expect updates. 

The Attorney General’s Office has put together a special hotline for survivors to come forward, 1-800-332-6039.

“If you felt uncomfortable, if you just simply felt that something was a little bit off, if you did not consent to certain touching during the course of an exam, let us know,” said Shapiro.

Vollmar’s attorney has not responded to our continued requests for comment. 

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