Former Mount Vernon youth baseball coach sentenced for sexual activity with teenager

A former youth baseball coach in Mount Vernon was sentenced Thursday to four years in state prison for engaging in sexual activity with a 16-year-o...

September 23, 2022
7:50 PM

A former youth baseball coach in Mount Vernon was sentenced Thursday to four years in state prison for engaging in sexual activity with a 16-year-old who was one of his former players. Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah announced the sentence for Robert Pope, 31, of Mount Vernon. Pope was a coach for numerous youth baseball teams and programs in the Mount Vernon area for years. According to his Facebook profile, he had ties to Mount Vernon Baseball, a youth program which started as the Mount Vernon Bangers in 2019, and had been a volunteer coach with the Mount Vernon High School varsity baseball team.

Mike Randall