Former Rome High School teacher and wrestling coach Bryan Aspera pleaded guilty Thursday to having a sexual relationship with a female student .

Aspera was sentenced to 10 years with four years to serve behind bars and the balance on probation. He must register as a sex offender when he is released.


Earlier this year, the Rome Police Department became aware of a possible inappropriate relationship between a male teacher at Rome High School and a female student.  Through a lengthy and thorough investigation, it was determined that Bryan Aspera, a history teacher and wrestling coach at Rome High School, had a sexual relationship with a female student who was a minor at the time.

The relationship occurred during the 2011-2013 school years while the now former student was enrolled at the school.  After learning of the alleged relationship, detectives were able to develop enough information to file for and obtain an arrest warrant through the Floyd County court system. 

Warrants stated that Aspera and the victim engaged in a long term relationship from September 2011-May 2013.

At this time the investigation is still ongoing.

Aspera is charged with sexual assault by a teacher .