BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WTAP) - Former Bridgeport High School football coach and Liberty High School teacher Joshua Nicewarner has been sentenced on charges of distribution to a minor of obscene matter and solicitation of a minor via a computer.
He pleaded guilty to the charges in March as part of a plea agreement. He has been sentenced to 2-10 years in prison for the soliciting charge. He was going to serve time for the distribution charge, but the judge suspended that sentence. He gets seven years of probation instead.
Nicewarner was arraigned after evidence pointed to him having sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl.
During the sentencing, Nicewarner apologized to the victim, her family, and his family.
Both the victim's mother and father asked the judge to give him the maximum sentence.
He's now a registered sex offender for life.
A high school football coach in the Mountain State is facing serious charges.
Bridgeport High School football coach Joshua Nicewarner was arraigned on Friday on two felony counts, accused of sending and requesting inappropriate videos and pictures from a 14-year-old girl over the course of two months, according to Harrison County Sherriff Lieutenant detective Rob Wayright.
The girls' parents came forward with the allegations.
Nicewarner has been suspended without pay and the superintendent of Harrison County schools will recommend that Nicewarner be terminated at next week's school board meeting.
Nicewarner led Bridgeport to three state titles in three seasons.