Former Hoggard teacher pleads guilty to assault, contributing to delinq. of minor

Michael Supak (Source: New Hanover County Jail)
Michael Supak (Source: New Hanover County Jail)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A former football coach from Hoggard High School who was arrested in November 2012 and charged for forcing a kiss onto a female student on school grounds pleaded guilty recently to assault on a female and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to an official with the district attorney's office.

Michael Supak was suspended with pay the same day of his arrest, and ultimately resigned from his position in March. As a result of his recent plea, he's been sentenced to three years of supervised probation with a 120-day suspended sentence.

Supak reportedly kissed a victim on the back of her neck in Oct. 2012 after approaching her in the field house at Hoggard, and made sexually suggestive remarks. No injuries were reported.

On another occasion, Supak reportedly texted that student and invited her to his house while his wife and kids were out of town.

The plea deal Supak took means that the victim won't have to go to a trial to testify.

Supak joined the Hoggard staff in 2006. He was the head coach for the junior varsity football team and the girls' track team, and was also an honors world history teacher.

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