NEILLSVILLE, WI (WSAU) - A former assistant track coach at Thorp High School is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.
43-year-old Scott A. Bergman of Thorp has been charged with felonysexual assault of a student by a school staff member. The criminal complaint claims Bergman and the girl began a relationship last fall, when Bergman was her coach.
School officials contacted police when they heard about the possible relationship. Nude pictures of the student were found by Clark County investigators when they searched Bergman’s cell phone. There were also several intimate text messages between them.
Bergman was fired in November. He is free on bond awaiting a Thursday court appearance.