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Former PikeView teacher pleads guilty to sex crimes

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Jonathan Kirk; photo by Gil McClanahan Jonathan Kirk; photo by Gil McClanahan

PRINCETON (WVVA) - A former Mercer County educator has pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse and six counts of displaying obscene material to minors.

Jonathan Kirk entered the plea in Mercer County Circuit Court Tuesday. Kirk was arrested in March after alleged sexual misconduct involving students at PikeView High School, where he worked as a teacher and coach.

Investigators said Kirk inappropriately touched a female student, and showed photos of his genitals to female students.

As part of the plea agreement, sentencing on two of the charges will be dropped.

Kirk faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 17, 2014.

Prosecutors tell WVVA News there could be more victims that have yet to come forward.

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