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Former Pikeview High School teacher gets 40 years for sex crimes with students.

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MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) The former Pikeview High School teacher found guilty of sexual misconduct with students is sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Jonathan Kirk, 36, plead guilty in May to 12 of 18 charges, including sexual abuse by a guardian, use of minors in filming sexually explicit conduct, use of obscene mater with intent to seduce a minor, distribution and display to a minor of obscene mater, and use of obscene matter with intent to seduce a minor.

According to investigators, the sexual misconduct began in 2010, the same year Kirk started working at Pikeview. The victims were between the ages of 16-18 years old.

According to the criminal complaint, Kirk, inappropriately touched, solicited sexual favors from, and communicated both verbally and via electronic media in a sexual nature with multiple female students at the school. Kirk also allegedly showed explicit photos of himself to multiple victims and requested that they do the same.

In the sentencing hearing, Kirk was given a 30-40 year sentence. He is eligible for parole after 15 years. Once he is released from prison, he will be on probation for 15 years.

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