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Former wrestling coach acquitted in sex charge with teen


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former assistant wrestling coach

at Genoa High School has been acquitted of sexual battery on a 17 year old student.


Army reservist Joseph Bergman

says his life was turned upside down by the accusation.


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he 29 year old was arrested and charged with one count of sexual battery
in May 2012.


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ergman's attorney and investigators were able to prove he didn't have sex with the teen.
But, Bergman admitted the text messages he exchanged with the 17 year old student crossed a professional line.


"it's embarrassing, it's embarrassing for me because I should have known better."


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ergman is no longer employed as a coach
at Genoa High School. He says his primary goal is to restore his name and get back to a normal life.

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