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Green Hope High School soccer coach indicted on child porn charges

Posted August 6, 2013

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— A former girls' soccer coach at Cary's Green Hope High School was indicted Tuesday by a Wake County grand jury on six counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Robert Jules Peterson, 43, of 113 Tarbert Court in Cary, was arrested July 13 after investigators found sexually explicit photos of young girls on Peterson's computer.

The charges initially were third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Peterson was also a social studies teacher at Green Hope High, where he taught since 2001.

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  • LuvLivingInCary Aug 7, 2013

    there's so many good things happening in cary and i'm not sure why these things have to be the headlines for a couple of weeks. keep the news current dudes.

  • GravyPig Aug 7, 2013

    "The huge majority of people in these professions (as in any other) are trustworthy and great allies for young people."

    Very true. It's folks like this that tarnish the reputation of all educators or anyone who deals with children.

  • westernwake1 Aug 7, 2013

    Pause to consider - See the top article in the Related Articles section on the left about the soccer coach resigning after porn charges.

  • Good Bye WRAL Aug 7, 2013

    So he WAS a coach and social studies teacher, is he not now, when did he leave, was it voluntary, etc.? Where's the reporting? Oh, that's right, MSM is mostly entertainment with just the occasional look under the rug...

  • anneonymousone Aug 6, 2013

    Iamconfused, as an educator, I'd like to protest, and yet there are some people who are likely to abuse kids who then choose a profession in which they will have access to children.

    If (let's say) plumbers and botanists were around children a lot, then those professions would make the headlines. Part of the reason that the jobs of teachers, coaches, and members of the clergy are mentioned in news stories and conversation about child abuse is because we implicitly trust these people with kids, which adds to our dismay when people in those professions are accused and/or found guilty of hurting children.

    The huge majority of people in these professions (as in any other) are trustworthy and great allies for young people.

  • iamconfused Aug 6, 2013

    It's not just the Physical Ed teachers. It goes across all subject matters. It also is not limited to males. There have been reports of female educators taking advantage of their students. It is a sad situation. Not sure how do you resolve the issue. Maybe enforce rules that a student (male or female) is never involved in a one on one situation.

  • GravyPig Aug 6, 2013

    What is it with phys ed and pervs? They always seem to be involved in phys ed or sports.