OPELOUSAS, Louisiana – A former Gibraltar Area Schools teacher and girls basketball coach was arrested in December on sex crime charges, according to USA TODAY NETWORK’s The Daily Advertiser.
Mark Aune, 51, of Opelousas was the head basketball coach and athletic director at the Academy of the Sacred Heart. Aune was arrested on charges including indecent behavior with juveniles, computer solicitation of a minor, and attempted juvenile pornography, The Daily Advertiser said.
The school issued a prepared statement after Aune’s arrest and indicated that none of Sacred Heart’s students were among Aune’s alleged victims, The Daily Advertiser said.
Aune had been with Gibraltar for 10 years before being laid off from his teaching position at the end of the 2009-10 school year. He had been the physical education teacher and Gibraltar High School girls basketball coach.
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The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office made the arrest and said in a prepared statement the investigation included the attorney general’s Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the St. Landry Sheriff’s Office.
Aune was booked on a $17,500 bond, The Daily Advertiser said.
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