Pollard has been sentenced to community control for leaving the state with a minor

A 52-year-old resident of Union Township was recently sentenced to five years of probation after leaving the state with a minor that was not a member of his family.

Barry Pollard was sentenced by Clermont County Common Pleas Court Judge Jerry McBride on a conviction of interference with custody to the five years of community control rather than to 12 months in jail.

Pollard was convicted of leaving the state with a 16-year-old without a parental consent. The two were missing for 12 days in early October. According to reports, the girl went willingly with Pollard, who she allegedly met while singing in a church choir.

McBride said in a press release that he chose to impose the five years of probation on Pollard to ensure a longer period of control on the individual, who will face a number of restrictions, including no contact with the minor or her family. McBride said that he took Pollard