Sacred Heart Responds After Coach Arrested For Sex Crimes
UPDATE: The Academy of the Sacred Heart responded to the arrest of basketball coach Mark Aune. The school says he will no longer be involved with the school in any way.
Grand Coteau, La. – (December 2017) 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.
The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report shows that 51-year-old Mark Aune of Opelousas was arrested on multiple charges including indecent behavior with a juvenile among other charges.
Law enforcement sources say this man is the girls basketball coach at the Academy of the Sacred Heart.
Aune is also facing the following charges:
Computer solicitation of a minor
A spokesperson for the Louisiana Attorney General's Office says that more information will be released today.