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Vero Beach man accused of molesting two children

Posted: 4:51 PM, May 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-21 20:51:32Z
George Bollis

A 71-year-old Vero Beach man is accused of molesting two children.

In January 2019, a 13-year-old disclosed that they had been molested by George Bollis.

That information was relayed to Indian River County Sheriff's Office Detective Kelsey Zorc, who began an investigation.

Zorc obtained a search warrant for Bollis' home located in the 1800 block of 10th Place. An additional search warrant was obtained for Bollis' office, located at 1945 20th Avenue.

The 13-year-old victim told authorities that Bollis had taken inappropriate photographs and sexually molested them for years, beginning when the victim was 9 years old.

According to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office, a search of Bollis' home yielded hundreds of thousands of digital photographs. The victim also alleged that they had been sexually molested at Bollis' office.

A second victim was identified as a part of the investigation.

George Bollis is charged with capital sexual battery and two counts of sexual battery in a familial or custodial authority.

Of the two counts of sexual battery, one is for a child under the age of 12, while the other is for a child over 12 but less than 16.

Additional charges are pending as the investigation continues.

Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated, “Today is a safer day in Indian River County. This man molested two young children in our county. Bollis is behind bars where he deserves to be and will face the justice system. We are proud of the victims for having the courage to come forward.”

Bollis is being held at the Indian River County Jail without bond.