High School Football Coach Arrested After Sending Nude Photos and Sex Toys To Players

A former Michigan high school football coach was arrested Friday and faces multiple charges including sending explicit images to students as young as 13 years old.

Louis Michael Rau, 46, faces 12 charges including seven counts of distributing sexually explicit matter to a minor; four counts of selling or furnishing alcohol to a minor; and one count of accosting a minor for immoral purposes -- which is a four-year felony, the Morning Sun reports.

Rau resigned from his position at the Beal City High School in January after complaints from parents about the coach's alleged inappropriate conduct led to an investigation by the Isabella County Sheriff's Department.

During the investigation, the department conducted several interviews and searched phones, tablets, cameras, computers, DVD's, text messages and emails, Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski told MLive.

The search found that Rau sent nude photos to five victims -- all student-athletes -- between 2011 and 2015, People reports.

One of the victims was 13 when the ex-coach began sending him the sexually explicit photos, and all of the others were under 18 years old.

Court records obtained by the Sun state that in addition to the photos, Rau gave the boys sex toys. Rau reportedly once gave an eighth grader a toy 'described as a vagina with a tube.'

On four different occasions, the Sun reports, Rau purchased alcohol for three of the victims; court records note that both text messages and Rau's admission confirmed the purchases.

 

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