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Ex-PikeView teacher faces 18 sex charges

Mar. 19, 2013 @ 11:40 AM

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A former PikeView High School coach and teacher faces more than a dozen sex charges involving students.

Media outlets report that 34-year-old Jonathan Kirk of Walton was arraigned Monday in Mercer County Magistrate Court. He's charged with using obscene matter with intent to seduce a minor; use of minors in filming sexually explicit conduct; distribution and display to minors of obscene matter; sexual abuse by a parent or custodian; and soliciting a minor via computer.

State police Sgt. M.D. Clemons says the charges involve seven female students ages 16 to 18.

Kirk was a physical education teacher and assistant baseball and football coach. He resigned after the investigation began.

Kirk is being held at the Southern Regional Jail on $100,000 cash bond.