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Published August 16, 2010, 12:00 AM

Prosecutors quiet on possible charges for Lake Park-Audubon coaches

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It’s been more than four months since police in St. Cloud, Minn., said they had completed an investigation of alleged sexual contact between two girls’ basketball coaches for Lake Park-Audubon and two of their 17-year-old players.

By: Dave Roepke, INFORUM

It’s been more than four months since police in St. Cloud, Minn., said they had completed an investigation of alleged sexual contact between two girls’ basketball coaches for Lake Park-Audubon and two of their 17-year-old players.

Police said on April 7 a report on the allegations had been forwarded to the Stearns County attorney’s office for consideration of criminal charges.

Yet no charges have been filed, and the prosecutor handling the case says no decision has been made to not file charges.

The allegations raised by the players prompted the resignations of head coach Andrew Schwan and assistant coach Darrin Myhre in February. Neither man has returned phone messages seeking comment about the accusations, either at the time of their resignations or last week.

St. Cloud police said a parent of one of the players reported the alleged sexual contact to officers, and it concerns something that happened on Dec. 28 at the Holiday Inn in St. Cloud. Police haven’t publicized specifics of the complaint.

LP-A’s girls basketball team played Dec. 28 and 29 in a tournament in Upsala, 40 minutes northwest of St. Cloud.

Michael Lieberg, head of the Stearns County attorney’s criminal division, did not return multiple phone messages in the last month concerning the case.

Lieberg relayed through an administrative assistant last week that nothing has changed in the case. Through the assistant, he said prosecutors had made no decision on charges.

County Attorney Janelle Kendall was out of the office last week and will be gone for another couple of weeks, and even if she were in the office, all questions about the case are to be taken by Lieberg, the assistant said.

No search warrants naming either Schwan or Myhre are on file in Stearns County District Court.


Readers can reach Forum reporter Dave Roepke at (701) 241-5535

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