Soccer coach charged with solicitation of sex from a child

John Tobias Sweeney, 36, a teacher and coach at Southwest High School, was charged Thursday with electronic solicitation of a child.

He is accused of asking a 13-year-old child to commit a sex act.

Sweeney had been with the school system for 14 years. He taught English at Southwest High School since 2006 where he was also the soccer coach. He resigned Thursday, according to school officials.

Sweeney was arrested by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office without incident Thursday morning and given a $10,000 secured bond. His first court appearance is set for Friday.

Federal agents were involved in the investigation.