A man awarded an Alumni Achievement Medal by Riverside-Brookfield High School in 2009, was charged last week with three counts of possessing and disseminating child pornography following an investigation lasting nearly two years.

On July 18, Clark Pollard, 49, of Schaumburg, appeared at a hearing at the Rolling Meadows courthouse before Judge Marc Martin, who set Pollard’s bond at $50,000. His next court date will be Aug. 17, according to a Cook County State’s Attorney spokeswoman.

Schaumburg police Sgt. Christy Lindhurst said her department first received a tip regarding Pollard in 2016 from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

According to a report by the Daily Herald, police in Canada were conducting a separate undercover investigation. In January 2017, Schaumburg police received a report that a Canadian undercover officer had “engaged Pollard in an online conversation after which Pollard sent the officer videos depicting sex acts between adult men and children.”

Schaumburg police executed a search warrant at Pollard’s home in Schaumburg in November 2017, and seized his computer. According to Lindhurst, Schaumburg police continued their investigation in partnership with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

The Daily Herald reported that investigators recovered “190 images and 77 videos depicting children engaged in sexual acts.”

Pollard, a 1987 graduate of Riverside-Brookfield High School, was featured in the Landmark after the school’s Alumni Achievement Committee announced the former U.S. Marine helicopter pilot as one of three alumni they were honoring in 2009.

While in the Marines from 2005-07, Pollard was a co-pilot of Marine One, the helicopter squadron responsible for transporting President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney and their families.

Prior to that assignment, Pollard served as the operations officer of a helicopter squadron in 2003 and 2004 during the Iraq War and served another tour of duty in 2008. He grew up in Brookfield and attended S.E. Gross Middle School. At RBHS, Pollard wrestled and played soccer and water polo.

According to Pollard’s Linked In profile online, he left the Marines in 2011 to pursue a career as an emergency response helicopter pilot. Since 2013, Pollard has worked as a pilot for the air medical transport company Air Methods.

The Daily Herald reported that at Pollard’s bond hearing on July 18, Judge Martin forbid him to have contact with anyone younger than 18, except for any patient he was transporting as part of his job.