Hill Murray coach cited in prostitution ring resigns

11:13 AM, Feb 27, 2013   |    comments
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MAPLEWOOD, Minn. - The head coach of the Hill-Murray High School football team cited in connection with a prostitution sting has resigned, according to school officials.

Mark Mauer, 54, of Woodbury, was one of 19 men and four women arrested in a two-day undercover sting at the Liveinn Hotel in Fridley.

Mauer and the other men were cited with a misdemeanor of solicitation and the women were charged with a misdemeanor of prostitution.

According to the Fridley Police reports, Mauer arrived at the hotel just before 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19. He allegedly agreed to pay an undercover officer $100 for a half hour of "full service."

Police allege Mauer found the prostitution ad on the website Backpage.com in the escort section.

Mauer did not answer when KARE 11 called him on his cell phone Friday, nor was he at his listed address in Woodbury.

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