HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced today new criminal charges against a Lancaster County sports medicine doctor for sexual assault offenses on four victims.
Dr. William Vollmar was charged in April 2019 with indecent assault. The additional charges include one felony count of sexual assault, one felony count of institutional sexual assault, three felony counts of corruption of minors, one felony count of unlawful contact with a minor, and four counts of indecent assault.
Dr. Vollmar was a practicing physician at Diamantoni and Associates Family Practice in Lancaster County from July 1992 to April 2019. His specialty was sports medicine and contracts with several school districts, including Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster County.
Dr. Vollmar’s position of authority and public trust gave him widespread access to minors…these four victims have reported that he manipulated that trust to abuse them.
This is the beginning of our case to hold this sports medicine doctor accountable, and we encourage anyone with information to contact us. I’m grateful for the strong collaboration between my Office and the Pennsylvania State Police to listen to victims’ reports and investigate every lead.”
-Attorney General Josh Shapiro
Four survivors shared their stories and their experiences were similar. They reported that during sports massages, which sometimes happened at Dr. Vollmar’s house, he would inappropriately touch their privates without their consent.
“I strongly encourage anyone with any information about Dr. Vollmar to contact our special hotline at 1-800-332-6039,” said Attorney General Shapiro. “Parents of children who have been treated by him should have a conversation about their experiences, regardless of how old they are now. My Office will pursue every allegation of sexual abuse wherever we find it— whether it is in a doctor’s office, in a school or university, or in a church. We will hold sexual predators or institutions covering up abuse accountable for their crimes under Pennsylvania law and work tirelessly to achieve justice for the survivors.”