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Green Hope High School coach arrested

Sunday, July 14, 2013
Girls soccer coach Robert Peterson is charged with six counts of third degree exploitation of a minor.

Girls soccer coach Robert Peterson is charged with six counts of third degree exploitation of a minor. (WTVD Photo / Photo courtesy of Wake County)

Cary Police have arrested the head coach of a high school soccer team on charges related to possessing child pornography.

Robert Peterson has been charged with six counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor.

The 43-year-old Green Hope High School coach was arrested at his Cary home Saturday. He has since been released from jail on a $50,000 bond.

Further details surrounding his arrest have not been released. An investigation is ongoing at this time.

According to Green Hope High School's website, Peterson not only coached the girls’ soccer team, which was ranked number one in the country and won a state championship this year, but also taught social studies at the school.

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