Former Hattiesburg High teacher indicted on sexual battery charges
Leo Pollard indicted on sexual battery charges
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -
A former Hattiesburg High math teacher has been indicted on sexual battery charges.
Twenty-eight year old Leo Pollard was arrested Friday accused of having sex with a student under the age of 18. Pollard was originally arrested by school resource officers in 2011, but the charges were dismissed when a judge ruled they didn't have jurisdiction to make the arrest.
The Forrest County District Attorney picked up the investigation and presented the case to the Grand Jury. They ruled that enough evidence was there to have Pollard re-arrested.