Former Hoggard teacher/coach pleads guilty

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Submitted: Fri, 09/13/2013 - 3:33am
Updated: Fri, 09/13/2013 - 12:35pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A former coach and teacher at Hoggard High School pleaded guilty today to two crimes.

Michael Supak admitted to assault on a female and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. An indictment accused Supak of kissing a 17-year-old girl on school property back in November.

Supak also faced a felony charge of indecent liberties with a student, but that charge was dropped in exchange for his plea.

Supak received a 120-day suspended sentence and 36 months supervised probation.

He quit his job at Hoggard in March.

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48 Comments on "Former Hoggard teacher/coach pleads guilty"

Well Informed
2015 years 8 months ago

I feel sorry for you, and Supak’s family.

If there was no evidence, there would be no appeal to a plea, Supak would have gone to court and won! The case was scheduled for October, so taking a plea a whole month early…WOW, he saved his family alot of pain.

When the grand jury met and SAW the evidence, they ADDED the two charges Supak plead guilty to. Grand jury’s don’t add charges without evidence, you obviously have never served on a grand jury.

Supak RESIGNED his position without a fight after his suspension…why???

The text did not state his family was in NY or TX, the text only said it was OK for the victim to come over because his family was not there. Not sure where the location of his family came into play as it is really irrelevant, he invited the child over…period.

The pricipal had the victims phone in his hand when Supak began texting her the day Supak was arrested…I’m sure if you’d like to reach out to him he could verify that.

I have 12 pages of tweets from Supak to other students where he gave some very inappropriate nicknames to two of his daughter’s friends, and made other statements no adult should ever make to children. I’d be happy to forward these to you.

The fact that your daughter is only 2 years younger than the victim…IRRELEVANT! She must not float his boat.

The victim did not graduate a whole year early, she was a Senior and graduated in January…I mention this to show how UNINFORMED you truly are.

Yes, I believe swearing on a bible should mean something. I also believe that you are only as good as your word, and if you are telling me that Supak stood before the court and LIED under oath, just shows how truly corrupt he is; you as well for supporting such.

If the victim were my child, I would bring a civil suit against Supak for damages and let the evidence come out. I would bet you would still support him even after seeing it…stop drinking the Kool-Aid!

Scott Pickey
2015 years 8 months ago

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Scott Pickey
WWAY News Director

2015 years 8 months ago

Just an after thought….if the principal was holding the victim’s phone in his hand when Supak allegedly texted her, then why was he suspended with pay? Why did an internal investigation take 30 days to complete…that sounds like concrete evidence to me, yet your word on it was the only time I heard about it. Just curious…maybe you could shed some light on it for me, and by all means, forward me the Tweets that you are talking about. I have never served on a Grand Jury before, but that doesn’t mean that you are making sense…the appeal to a plea? what do you mean? The DA’s office added those charges because they could not convict on the felony charge..No Evidence. And if the DA had sufficient evidence on those added charges, there never would have been a plea offered….DA offices do not offer plea deals when they know they can win a case. They offer them when they know they have a good chance of losing the case due to lack of evidence. If the text messages were actually part of the evidence, that sounds like a victory for the DA’s office, yet they offer a plea…Why did they do that? And how is it that you know of the Principal holding the victim’s phone while a text came in from Supak? There would have been no suspension, just a termination…..That’s an open and shut case. As far as me telling you anything, you don’t write like you are the type of person that anyone tells anything to. I wasn’t in the court room, however spoke to a few people who were. Were you there? Where are you getting your information from? I didn’t say that Mike lied, I said that he did what he needed to do to live his life and move on, and yes for the sake of his family and to not have to go to trial. Sounds crazy if you are innocent, but like I said, I can not comment on what I would have done when faced with such a tragic situation. I believe he resigned because he could no longer work at Hoggard after all of this, not because of his admission of guilt. This is a small town. Nobody forgets and everybody thinks they knows everything. I am not corrupt, and you sound ridiculous for saying so. You do not know me, I am merely supporting a family friend, as you are doing on your end. I read the girl had graduated a year early, so, you are right I was misinformed, like so many other people who read and hear things in the media, and especially in this case. As for those text messages, have you seen them? Or is it what you have heard about? You have yet to comment on that…And you are right again, if something like this did happen, and there was evidence to come out,then why aren’t her parents pursuing a civil case? I don’t drink Kool-Aid.

Well Informed
2015 years 8 months ago

Are you sure you’re not part of the Supak family? You are the one who is ridiculous and making unfounded judgements. Why is your opionion so much more relevant than others? You are in the minority here. Reasonable people can read between the lines and make rational conclusions.

I’m not the one who started with the NY or TX debate, I’m the one saying that the text didn’t say either, it simply stated the family was not home.

I’m not angry at all, actually quite the contrary. Your whole position on this matter is laughable.

Nope, not part of the family, but I have followed this case since the beginning as I too have a child that went to Hoggard and have heard way too much about what has been allowed in Supak’s classroom and home. You can live in denial all you want.

You are the one who brought up the fact that he has never been inappropriate with your daughter…who cares. That doesn’t mean it didn’t happen to anyone else. There have been a few remarks as to why he didn’t choose your daugter…don’t be so defensive. Struck a nerve did I?

Grandstanding…you have done nothing but spout off YOUR opinions; lady, your opinions mean no more than anyone else’s. Just try to base yours on fact and no one would take issue with it. Just because you and Supak’s family say something doesn’t make it true. You already said he was a liar by swearing under oath to something he didn’t do…what a joke.

2015 years 8 months ago

Anyone with half a brain knows Maximus Veritas is Coach Supak…come on.

I had Supak as a teacher a few years back, we all saw this coming. I have partied at Coach’s house, where he not only provided the alcohol, but got drunk and passed out in his underwear on the couch.

I worked at BWW and there were never any accusations from the victim about a manager. I was questioned by the investigator and it was pretty clear he was there on Supak’s behalf.

Bottom line, the damage to Supak, his family and the victim’s family was done back in November 2012, taking a plea now to save anyone is BS. If there were statements in the defense’s possession, they were probably given by those so quick to defend Supak in the beginning and not worth the paper written on.

Bottom line here is, HE PLEAD GUILTY! Innocent people don’t! The punishment is about the same either way, so why take the plea? I keep seeing statements about things the victim supposedly said, where is your proof. Sounds like a bunch of people trying their best to make Coach’s case for him.

If you had Supak as a teacher, you KNOW everything that he was accused of is true, the victim is just the only one with the courage to stand up and say how he is was wrong.