Thursday, May 2, 2013
'I didn't kill anybody. I didn't murder anybody. I made a mistake,' the former Hill-Murray coach told KARE 11's Jay Olstad about his February arrest for soliciting prostitution in Fridley.
In an extended sit-down interview with KARE 11, former Hill-Murray High School football coach Mark Mauer said of his February arrest for soliciting prostitution in a police operation at the LivInn Hotel in Fridley: "I made a bad decision and I will have to live with it for the rest of my life." Earlier this week, FOX 9 reported Mauer agreed to pay $500 in court costs and take a “Breaking Free” class, as part of a deal in which Fridley prosecutors agreed to drop charges, according to KARE11. In a video and web report, as well as an extended video interview, KARE 11 reporter Jay Olstad interviewed Mauer about the incident: When asked if he was going to the hotel to have sex, he said, "Without a doubt, my intent was to meet this gal and to be…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Mauer, one of 19 men arrested in a February police operation in Fridley, accepted a continuance for dismissal, according to a FOX 9 report.
Former Hill-Murray High School football coach Mark Mauer, who resigned from his two posts at the school amid prostitution allegations in Fridley, has agreed to a continuance for dismissal, according to a FOX 9 report. That means he will not be convicted as long as he pays $500 in court costs and takes a “Breaking Free” class within the next month and a half, the report says. Mauer was arrested in Fridley in February as part of a two-day police operation at a motel. One of 19 men arrested, he was charged with a misdemeanor, booked at the Anoka County Jail and released. Related: Days after Fridley Patch reported the charge against him, Mauer resigned as both the football coach and major-gifts officer at Hill-Murray. (He had also worked as a …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Thomas Allen Houle, a board member at St. Croix Catholic School, was caught up in the same Fridley Police Department prostitution detail at LivInn Hotel that snared Hill-Murray coach Mark Mauer.
The Fridley Police Department's undercover prostitution detail on Feb. 19 at the LivInn Hotel resulted in the arrests of 19 men—including one with a leadership position at a private school in Stillwater. A member of St. Croix Catholic School’s Board of Directors was arrested during a prostitution sting on Feb. 19 for allegedly soliciting sex from an undercover police officer. Thomas Allen Houle, 46, of Stillwater, was one of 19 men charged with misdemeanors on the second day of a two-day police operation. The case remains under investigation. Stillwater Patch brought Houle's case to light Thursday, less than a week after Fridley Patch identified another of the arrested men as Mark Mauer, head football coach at another private east metro …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Fridley Police cited him Feb. 19 on soliciting-prostitution charge, one of 23 arrests in two-day police detail at LivInn Hotel.
Mark Mauer has resigned as head varsity football coach at Hill-Murray School, according to media reports Monday afternoon. Mauer was one of 19 men arrested Feb. 19 and charged with soliciting prostitution in an undercover police operation at the LivInn Hotel in Fridley. His resignation is effective immediately, according to KSTP-TV. Fridley Patch reported Friday that the defendants included Mauer, in his first year as coach at Hill-Murray. He had previously coached for several schools at the college level, played quarterback for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, and served briefly as a St. Paul City Council member. Mauer also worked as a major-gifts officer at Hill-Murray, the Star Tribune reported.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Also in this week's wrap-up: A beloved principal gets rewarded, Menards makes a grand entrance and Edina pets have a new haven.
Editor’s Note: Every week we will bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Richfield, Fridley, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. (Click on the headline to read the full story.) Hill-Murray Football Coach Arrested in Fridley for Allegedly Soliciting Prostitution Mark Mauer was one of 19 men caught in a police sting operation in Fridley Tuesday Golden Valley Officials Concerned About Upcoming Bottineau Meeting In a letter sent to members of the Hennepin County Board and Metropolitan Council, Mayor Shep Harris asked for clarification regarding the purpose of the upcoming Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s community meeting. Menards Announces …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The undercover operation took place at the LivInn Hotel with the cooperation of hotel management.
The Fridley Police Department netted 23 arrests Monday and Tuesday in a prostitution sting at the LivInn Suites hotel, according to Lt. Mike Monsrud. All but one of those arrested face misdemeanors, including 19 men cited for soliciting, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported (one of the four women arrested has a previous prostitution arrest and faces a gross misdemeanor). SEE: Hill Murray high school football coach Mark Mauer was among those arrested Tuesday. Monsrud said by phone and email Wednesday that the "undercover prostitution detail ... was done in cooperation with the Liv-Inn Suites management who were very accommodating during the planning and execution of this detail." All suspects were booked at the Anoka County jail and …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Fridley man, 18, pled guilty to prostituting Iowa runaway, 17, with Asperger's Syndrome.
An 18-year-old Fridley man will serve a year in the Ramsey County workhouse, a judge ordered Thursday, after he pled guilty to prostituting a 17-year-old girl with Asperger's Syndrome who had run away from Des Moines, Iowa. That's according to a St. Paul Pioneer Press report, which said Judge Rosanne Nathanson gave Tyree Erik Jones a suspended prison sentence of 41 months that he could have to serve if he fails to keep up the terms of a 15-year probation. "He was a very talented young man who got caught up with the wrong girl," the Pioneer Press quoted Jones' attorney, Leah Morgan, as saying—in reference to Bionca Mixon, 23, who Morgan said was the "mastermind" behind the crime. (Mixon's sentencing, after her own guilty plea, is set for …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Prosecutors: Tyree E. Jones recruited Iowa girl, 17.
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Thursday, February 2, 2012
An 18-year-old man from Fridley met a 17-year-old Iowa girl with Asperger syndrome online and encouraged her to come to Minnesota, where prosecutors allege he forced her to have sex with 30 men for money at a downtown St. Paul hotel, according to the Star Tribune. Tyree Erik Jones faces three prostitution-related charges filed in Ramsey County District Court, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported—including sex trafficking. A 22-year-old St. Paul woman, Bionca Elizabeth-Helen Mixon, faces the same charges, the newspaper said. Prosecutors identified her as Jones' girlfriend, according to the Star Tribune. Jones and Mixon each could receive sentences as long as 20 years in prison if they are convicted, according to WCCO.
Monday, October 3, 2011
She was one of four charged by Williston, ND, police.