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Former Massachusetts star athlete, volunteer football coach charged with child rape

A former Massachusetts star athlete who more recently worked as a volunteer coach for the Brockton High School football team remains behind bars after being arrested and arraigned on child rape charges. Kharee Louis-Jeune, 33, of Brockton was arrested Thursday morning on warrants issued from Dorchester district court in Boston on multiple charges including child rape and possession of child pornography.The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office says Louis-Jeune met the juvenile victim online in 2019, and initially believed that the victim was 18, but soon learned that the victim was under the legal age of consent. Prosecutors said Louis-Jeune continued to sexually abuse the juvenile, filming one of the assaults and sharing it online, including to the site OnlyFans. Authorities say the victim eventually disclosed the abuse and illegal video posted online to Boston police.In addition to possession of child pornography, Louis-Jeune is accused of extortion for threatening to keep the videos online.According to court documents, the victim “stated that he asked the suspect to take the video down, and the suspect stated not unless the victim had sex with him.””In his role as a volunteer coach, this individual’s duties would not typically involve unsupervised contact with our student-athletes,” a statement from Brockton Superintendent Mike Thomas sent to the parents and guardians of Brockton High School football players said.”In accordance with Massachusetts law and district policies, he passed a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check prior to being accepted as a volunteer,” the statement said.The alleged victim is not a member of the Brockton Public Schools community, the school district said. Louis-Jeune also worked at the Old Colony YMCA as an on-call youth care advocate.Police said the investigation into Louis-Jeune was initiated by detectives assigned to the Boston Police Crimes Against Children Unit.Louis-Jeune was arraigned in Dorchester District Court Thursday afternoon and held on $50,000 bail. He was scheduled to appear before a judge again in July. “We strongly encourage any student or parent/guardian who would like to report any concerning behavior to contact Brockton police at 508-941-0200,” the statement from the high school said.

A former Massachusetts star athlete who more recently worked as a volunteer coach for the Brockton High School football team remains behind bars after being arrested and arraigned on child rape charges.

Kharee Louis-Jeune, 33, of Brockton was arrested Thursday morning on warrants issued from Dorchester district court in Boston on multiple charges including child rape and possession of child pornography.

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office says Louis-Jeune met the juvenile victim online in 2019, and initially believed that the victim was 18, but soon learned that the victim was under the legal age of consent.

Prosecutors said Louis-Jeune continued to sexually abuse the juvenile, filming one of the assaults and sharing it online, including to the site OnlyFans.

Authorities say the victim eventually disclosed the abuse and illegal video posted online to Boston police.

In addition to possession of child pornography, Louis-Jeune is accused of extortion for threatening to keep the videos online.

According to court documents, the victim “stated that he asked the suspect to take the video down, and the suspect stated not unless the victim had sex with him.”

“In his role as a volunteer coach, this individual’s duties would not typically involve unsupervised contact with our student-athletes,” a statement from Brockton Superintendent Mike Thomas sent to the parents and guardians of Brockton High School football players said.

“In accordance with Massachusetts law and district policies, he passed a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check prior to being accepted as a volunteer,” the statement said.

The alleged victim is not a member of the Brockton Public Schools community, the school district said.

Louis-Jeune also worked at the Old Colony YMCA as an on-call youth care advocate.

Police said the investigation into Louis-Jeune was initiated by detectives assigned to the Boston Police Crimes Against Children Unit.

Louis-Jeune was arraigned in Dorchester District Court Thursday afternoon and held on $50,000 bail. He was scheduled to appear before a judge again in July.

“We strongly encourage any student or parent/guardian who would like to report any concerning behavior to contact Brockton police at 508-941-0200,” the statement from the high school said.