CASE UPDATE: AG Shapiro Announces Additional Sexual Assault Charges against Dr. William Vollmar

May 10, 2019 | Topic: Criminal

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced additional sexual assault charges against Lancaster County sports medicine doctor William Vollmar. These charges are a result of a sixth victim coming forward to report that Vollmar, 55, of Willow Street, sexually assaulted him during treatment. The victim contacted state police after charges were filed against Dr. Vollmar last week for abusing four other patients.

The sixth victim began seeing Dr. Vollmar while he was an athlete on the Lampeter Strasburg High School Track and Field team. He reported that during sports massages at Vollmar’s residence between 1996 and 1997, the doctor began performing oral sex on him without his consent.

“I’m grateful to the brave survivors who have come forward about the abuse they experienced at the hands of Dr. Vollmar,” said Attorney General Josh Shapiro. “The voices of victims are law enforcement’s most powerful weapon to deliver justice. This investigation remains ongoing, and I encourage anyone with any information about Dr. Vollmar’s abuse to contact our hotline at 1-800-332-6039.”

Vollmar was first charged in April 2019 with indecent assault by the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, which referred the case to the Office of Attorney General. Attorney General Shapiro announced charges against Vollmar last week after four additional victims came forward accusing him of sexual misconduct during treatment.

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