NEW INFORMATION: Former track coach pleads no contest for sexual assault of a student

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THORP, Wis. (WEAU) - A former track coach pleaded no contest to sexually assaulting a student.

Online records show Scott Bergman, 44, pleaded no contest to a charge of sexual assault of a student by school staff. Two counts of sex with a child age 16 or older were dismissed.

Bergman, who was an assistant coach at Thorp High School, was accused of having sex with a 17-year-old girl who went to the school.

He also pleaded no contest of a count of bail jumping that was charged after he was found with the girl about a month after he was ordered not to have contact with her.


(WEAU) - A former Thorp track coach has been charged with having sex with a student.

Scott Bergman, 43, is charged in Clark County court with a felony count of sexual assault of a student by school staff and two misdemeanors. Bergman is charged with having sex with a 17 year old girl last November.

A letter from the school district shows Bergman's contract as assistant track coach was not renewed in December, and the school district banned him from attending any activities involving thorp students.

He faces a maximum of six years in prison on the felony charge.