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Minnesota Coach Resigns After Prostitution Sting

Posted at: 02/26/2013 8:50 PM

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota high school football coach has resigned after his arrest in a prostitution sting.

A spokeswoman for Hill-Murray High School says 54-year-old Mark Mauer resigned Tuesday as head coach and as a major-gifts officer for the Maplewood school. The spokeswoman tells the Star Tribune Mauer was not a teacher at the school.

Mauer was one of 19 men and four women arrested last week in a two-day undercover sting at a Fridley hotel. The men are cited with a misdemeanor of solicitation and the women with a misdemeanor of prostitution.

A message left on Mauer's home phone was not immediately returned Tuesday.

Mauer is a cousin of Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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