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Grand jury to hear teacher sex case

BLUEFIELD -- Felony sex charges against a former Mercer County teacher and coach are heading to a grand jury.

The defendant, Jonathan Kirk, 34, of Walton, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday in Mercer County Magistrate Court.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph says the case will be heard by grand jurors in June.

Kirk faces more than a dozen sex charges involving students at PikeView High School. The charges include the use of minors in filming sexually explicit conduct and sexual abuse by a parent or custodian. Kirk is being held on $100,000 cash bond. A bond hearing is scheduled for later this week.


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