School counselor charged with sexual assault

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An Albert Lea High School counsellor and girls hoops manager has been charged with sexually assaulting a pistillate student.

Richard John Polley, 32, was charged Friday with third-degree intersexual behaviour successful Freeborn County District Court for engaging successful intersexual relations with a 16-year-old miss astatine his location successful January.

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According to the complaint, the pupil says she has known Polley since the opening of the twelvemonth and was her counselor. The pupil said she would spell to his bureau often and speech with him astir her day.

Richard Polley (credit: Freeborn County)

In precocious December, the pupil says Polley and her connected connected societal media. She says determination were a fewer points erstwhile Polley said “this isn’t appropriate,” the ailment said.

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On Jan. 8, the pupil says she was astatine friend’s location erstwhile she was speaking to Polley who was astatine a barroom successful Albert Lea. Polley told the pupil to “swing by and accidental hi.”

The pupil says she visited Polley’s location and was sexually assaulted by him. She went backmost to her friend’s location close after.

After the encounter, the pupil says she saw Polley each time the adjacent week and did not speech astir the encounter.

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A connection from the Albert Lea Area Schools Superintendent connected Thursday says Polley “has been placed connected paid administrative permission pending the result of an investigation. Coaching duties person been assumed by an adjunct until further notice.”

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