A defendant pleaded guilty to two separate sexual assaults committed against strangers.
On May 26, Kenneth Pollard pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual abuse and second-degree burglary in one case and misdemeanor sex abuse in another.
The misdemeanor sex abuse case stems from an incident on Feb. 14, 2020, in which Pollard, 54, approached a woman at a bus stop and groped her.
On Aug. 31, 2021, Pollard “assaulted a female stranger and asked her to have his baby” while she was waiting at a bus stop in Lower Central Northeast, according to the prosecution. He proceeded to put her in a chokehold and continued to repeat that he wanted her to “have his baby.” The victim was able to flee into a nearby cafe but Pollard was able to assault her again, dragging her through the building.
“While the defendant was dragging the complaint he reached into her shirt, fondling her breasts,” the prosecutor said. He dragged her outside, and the assault continued until bystanders were able to intervene.
The entire assault was captured on surveillance video. Pollard told the court during his sentencing that at the time of the assault, he was on PCP. He told officers on the scene that he assaulted someone but does not remember specifics.
“He has seen the video and is able to acknowledge what happened,” defense attorney Leo Alley said during the proceedings.
Pollard is scheduled to be sentenced on July 20.