Coach in court for allegations of sexual abuseApr 5th, 2011 | By William Dilella | Category: news
Coach Rory Hollier of South Plaquemines High School was arrested, following accusations of sexually explicit crimes involving juveniles, and will appear in court for those charges.
Hollier, a former president of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association, was a coach and a boy’s physical education teacher at South Plaquemines High School in Port Sulphur. That was until certain allegations began surfacing between November and December 2010 of “some inappropriate touching of a juvenile on several occasions,” according to a sheriff’s report.
Officials said that two students approached a teacher with information that the coach was sexually abusing one or more students. Detective Lt. Mary McClendon was then put on the case.
A formal complaint was lodged on March 1. A judge signed a warrant for Hollier’s arrest on March 4. Hollier then fled the area. It took almost a week for authorities to locate him. He was finally apprehended and placed into custody on March 9.
Bond was set at $150,000. Members of Hollier’s family posted for his release.
Hollier remains in the parish for the trial, which began April 4, at 9:30 a.m., after our press deadline.