Police arrested a Hill-Murray football coach Tuesday evening in what was part of a prostitution investigation in Fridley.
Mark Mauer, 54, was arrested Tuesday after soliciting a female undercover officer at the LivINN hotel on Central Avenue NE., Fridley police said.
The Fridley Police Department's official report states the Mauer entered a hotel room and agreed to pay $100 for a half hour of "full service," the Pioneer Press reported. Mauer was arrested outside of the hotel as he went to his car to get the payment. Police said they found $100 in cash and a bottle of little white pills in Mauer's possession, which he identified as Viagra.
The two day sting operation resulted in the arrests of 18 male suspects for solicitation, and four female suspects for prostitution, according to police.
Mauer, who is the cousin of Twins' catcher Joe Mauer, has been the head football coach at Hill- Murray, a private Catholic prep school in Maplewood, for the past year, and is a former head football coach of the Concordia Golden Bears, the Star Tribune reported. He is also a former St. Paul City Council member.
"He's the second high-profile Hill-Murray staffer to be accused of a sex-related crime in recent years," the Pioneer Press said.