3/18/2013 6:00 PM
by Lauren Haviland
BLUEFIELD - A former Mercer County teacher and coach has been arrested and charged with several counts of sex assault and abuse.
Jonathan Kirk, a former teacher and coach for Pikeview High School has since resigned. State Police have charged Kirk18 felonies. Three counts of use of obscene matter to seduce a minor; three counts of use of minors in filming sexually explicit conduct; three counts of distribution and display to minors of obscene matter; four counts of sexual abuse by parent, guardian or custodian; five counts of solicitation of a minor by computer. All of Kirk's victims were students at the high school. Kirk is currently in Southern Regional Jail on a $100,000 dollar cash bond.