Former Herscher High School wrestling coach David Murphy, who sexually abused students during an overnight trip to a Plano wrestling tournament in December of 2015, was sentenced in Kendall County Court in Yorkville Wednesday morning.
31 year-old David Murphy's lawer Frank Lipuma and Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis met for 25 minutes with Judge Timothy McCann to decide on the appropriate sentence.
Murphy was sentenced to 180 days in the Kendall County Jail, placed on 30 months probation, fined $5,000, and he will perform 200 hours of community service for guilty pleas on charges of Criminal Sexual Abuse, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, and four counts of Aggravated Battery--all are felonies.
Murphy was accused of buying alcohol for Herscher High School wrestlers and statisticians, and then improperly touching female statisticians and threatening male wrestlers on December 11, 2015 while staying at a Yorkville motel during the Reaper Wrestling Classic in Plano.
Following Wednesday morning's sentencing hearing, Murphy read a statement to the court.
Some parents of the Herscher students who were assaulted were present in Kendall County Court Wednesday morning, as was Murphy's pregnant wife.
State's Attorney Weis spoke with WSPY News following David Murphy's sentencing hearing.
Weis also reacted to David Murphy's apology.
Murphy's attorney Frank Lipuma would not speak on tape, but he told WSPY News that the sentence was "bittersweet."
Lipuma said that Murphy's actions at the wrestling tournament can be attributed to Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder, and that the PSD triggered something in Murphy on December 11th of 2015.
Murphy served with the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq.
Murphy will begin his 180 day sentence in the Kendall County Jail on May 1st.