Former Corinth Holders High School social studies teacher and wrestling coach James McNamara has been sentenced to a year of probation after pleading guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Superior Court Judge Thomas Lock also ordered that McNamara surrender his North Carolina teaching certificate and that he not be alone with a person under the age of 18 during his period of probation.
McNamara, 25, was arrested March 29 and charged with one felony count of taking indecent liberties with the 16-year-old female student at the school.
According to a news release issued by Johnston County Assistant District Attorney Kelly L. Sandling, evidence indicated that McNamara drove the minor victim home in violation of Johnston County School Board policy. When they arrived at her home, McNamara went in side with her and they engaged in “inappropriate sexual activity.”
McNamara was suspended with pay from Johnston County Schools on March 7, after the school system and the Johnston County Sheriff’s Department began investigating the allegations. School officials later confirmed that McNamara requested his contract with the schools not be renewed for the upcoming school year.