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Date of Issue: August 09, 2007

Myriad charges in Holmes Beach cases dropped

Manatee County Circuit Court Judge Mark Singer accepted a “no process” charge in a case involving three Holmes Beach residents accused of sheltering an unmarried minor, thereby causing charges to be dropped last Friday.

Jack Allen Pollock, 19, of Holmes Beach, was charged with two misdemeanor offenses - aiding an unmarried runaway and contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a child - in connection with allegedly sheltering his teenage girlfriend.

Two relatives - Charles Pollock and Sandra Pollock - also were facing misdemeanor charges of aiding an unmarried runaway and contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a child.

All charges were dropped against all of the Pollocks.

The charges were filed late in 2006 and came to light after Jack Pollock was arrested in April by a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with a teenage runaway in a wooded area in Anna Maria. The charges were eventually dismissed and the case closed.

But the misdemeanor charges in a separate incident involving a teenage runaway remained, with several non-jury trial hearings postponed through the spring and summer for various reasons, most recently because a primary witness was out of town.

Court records in the case allege that the offenses occurred on Sept. 15, 2006.

Jack Pollock, according to court records, “had the minor child … hidden in his room. He also admitted post-Miranda that [the girl] had been in the home for three days and knew personally [the girl] had run away from home.”

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