Former Catawba Teacher Pleads Guilty to Crime Against Nature, Plea Deal Means No Jail

A former Fred T. Foard High School teacher’s assistant pleaded guilty to two felony counts of committing a crime against nature, but his plea deal will keep him out of jail and off sex offender lists.

Kyle William Kanupp, age 28, was indicted by a grand jury in 2017 on four felony counts of taking indecent liberties with a student.

On April 17, Kannup pleaded guilty to two felony counts of committing a crime against nature and due to a plea deal, was not given jail time, but instead a sentence of five years of supervised probation.

§ 14-177. Crime against nature.
If any person shall commit the crime against nature, with mankind or beast, he shall be punished as a Class I felon.

This type of charge usually involves sodomy or bestiality, but can also be a result of fellatio, cunnilingus, buggery (sodomy between a man and a woman or man) or pederasty, which is sodomy of a young man by an adult male.

During his probation, Kannup has to complete a sex offender evaluation program, cannot be in contact with any minors, cannot have contact with the victims, and will not have to register as a sex offender.

According to the district superintendent, Kanupp was fired in May of 2017 after the district was notified of the charges.

Kannup had served as an assistant teacher working with in-school suspension students. He had also been an assistant football and wrestling coach during the time period in 2016 when the offenses with three female students happened.

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About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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