Coach charged with sex acts with minors

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WHITE PLAINS – A Mount Vernon man who coached local youth sports teams and who engaged in sexual acts with a minor was arraigned Thursday in Mount Vernon City Court, Westchester County DA Miriam Rocah announced.

Robert Pope, 30, of Mount Vernon, is charged with three counts of criminal sexual act. He is alleged to have engaged in sexual acts with a 16-year-old on two separate occasions in recent months.

Pope is a volunteer coach at Mount Vernon High School and also coached other youth sports teams in the Mount Vernon area.

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

Individuals who are victims of Pope or have other information about this matter are asked to call the DA’s hotline at 914-995-TIPS (914-995-8477).

The matter was investigated by the Mount Vernon Police Department.