A Glen Dale native who pleaded guilty to assaulting two 11-year-old girls won't spend any time in jail.
According to CBS affiliate WUSA, Timothy Krupica pleaded guilty to four counts of second degree assault (inappropriate touching), with each charge carrying a maximum sentence of three years.
The judge in the case suspended all 12 years of the sentence, and Krupica will spend three years on supervised probation.
Under the terms of the plea, he cannot teach any students younger than 16 years of age.
The defense claimed the allegations against Krupica were made by two 6th grade girls only after Krupica accused them of "bullying" and sent them to the principal's office.
"This case has scarred him for life. It's ruined his career and drained his savings. He currently lives with his parents. His intention is to get a job in a totally different environment than teaching," says defense attorney Jeff Harding, who says his client is currently living with his parents in West Virginia, said.
Multiple supporters told ABC affiliate WJLA Krupica was innocent; hinting that the plea deal was in his best interest. Had a jury found the 31-year-old guilty at trial, the sentencing consequences would have been much more severe. Krupica however did not open his mouth when asked by WJLA about such an assertion.
According to the Washington Post, Krupica was the valedictorian at Bishop Donahue in 2000 and a 2004 graduate at Wheeling Jesuit University.