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Local coach accused of indecent behavior with a juvenile

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The athletic director at Schools of the Sacred Heart was arrested by the Attorney General's office.   

Mark Aune, 51, of Opelousas, was booked with Attempted Production of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children, Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile, and Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor. He was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail following a joint investigation between General Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the St. Landry Sheriff’s Office. 

“As a father, I am affected by all crimes involving the exploitation of Louisiana’s children,” said Attorney General Jeff Landry. “This is why my office and I are dedicated to bringing child predators to justice.”

Special agents with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation Cyber Crime Unit responded to a request from Texas Department of Public Safety for assistance in an investigation that was initiated in Texas. If anyone has additional information or concerns regarding Aune, please call General Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit at 800-256-4506. Callers do not have to give their names.

Schools of the Sacred Heart, Grand Coteau released the following statement concerning Aune:

Schools of the Sacred Heart, Grand Coteau was surprised to learn of the recent arrest of one of its employees. The school had no knowledge of the alleged conduct giving rise to the arrest and charges and, thankfully, has no information that any of our students were involved. Under the circumstances, the employee will have no association with our school moving forward.  We are not at liberty to discuss any further details relating to this matter and defer any further inquiries to the applicable law enforcement agencies.

We are extremely proud of our nearly 200-year legacy of teaching young people who have benefited from an outstanding education immersed in faith and integrity, and we will continue to serve our students and families in a manner that merits our exemplary reputation. 

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