ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Two former high school girls’ basketball coaches in northwestern Minnesota have pleaded not guilty to charges they fondled two players and offered them alcohol.

Thirty-three-year-old Andrew Schwan of Detroit Lakes and 29-year-old Darrin Myhre of Minot, N.D., entered their pleas Friday in Stearns County.

Both men are charged with felony fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct as well as misdemeanor charges.

Jury trials are scheduled Aug. 15 for Schwan and Sept. 19 for Myhre.

Schwan and Myhre were coaches at Lake Park Audubon High School in Lake Park. The Forum reports both men have resigned from their teaching and coaching positions.

Prosecutors say the men each fondled the girls in a hotel room in December 2009 while the team was in Upsala for a tournament. Both girls were 17 at the time.

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Comments (8)
  1. MARK says:


  2. Ignorance must be bliss says:

    In prison they will be the 17 year old girls!

  3. Victim Du Jour says:

    Sex Offenses used to involve a weapon, kidnapping, violence and DNA.

    DWI Laws used to be 1.2, then they changed it to 1.0 and now it’s .08.

    Perhaps it will be easier to ration healthcare when everyone is a major felon. The two girls in Sexually abusing old people got charged much less than this.

    Basing sex offenses on looks, age and Gender brings the historical Hadamar Clinic in Germany to my mind.

    1. Ignorance must be bliss says:

      DWI laws were .12 and then .10, at 1.0 you would be dead.

      1. Victim Du Jour says:

        Smartphone debating is fun

  4. Victim Du Jour says:

    Brianna Broizman and Ashton Larson did not recieve felony charges for sexually abusing old people.

    What makes this so much worse?

  5. lib says:

    We have a politically correct society, just watch reality tv, some chick can slap some guy silly and it is a big laugh, but if reversed we would have a huge outcry and the guy would be arrested. If these men are guilty then they need to be punished, but so do women preditors. If a woman coach was accused of doing this to boys it would be a nod, nod , wink, wink case.

  6. Jennifer says:

    You really are putting the blame on the girls? They were 17 years old for heavens sake. In most sports coaches preach family and I know this team was preached about family day in and day out and the coaches were like their dads, the girls trusted them and loved them fully and the coaches took advantage of them and manipulated them. They are in the wrong, they are older and are suppose to be responsible, not getting drunk at basketball tournaments and manipulated girls they consider like their daughters.

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