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Volunteer Brockton High football coach charged with child rape, sex trafficking

A volunteer football coach at Brockton High School who also worked at a YMCA was arrested Thursday on child rape and sex trafficking charges and ordered held on high bail, according to law enforcement and school officials.

Kharee Louis-Jeune, 33, of Brockton, who allegedly posted a video of one assault online, was arrested at his home Thursday morning and later that day arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court.

He was charged with two counts of child rape and one count each of trafficking a person for sexual servitude, possession of child pornography, distributing material of a child engaged in a sexual act, enticing a child under 16, and extortion by threat of injury.

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A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf, and Judge Paul Treseler ordered him held on $50,000 cash bail, records show.

In a document filed with the court explaining his reasons for ordering bail, Treseler cited multiple elements including the fact that the case involves the alleged “rape of [a] child on video.”

If Louis-Jeune posts bail, records show, he’ll have to surrender his passport and submit to GPS monitoring, have no contact with the alleged victim or witnesses, stay out of Boston, and refrain from using social media, among other conditions.

His next court date is slated for July 16.

In a statement, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins’ office did not identify the minor’s sex.

Louis-Jeune allegedly met the victim online in 2019, initially believing them to be 18 but soon learning that they were under the legal age of consent, the statement said.

Louis-Jeune allegedly continued to sexually abuse the minor after learning their actual age, according to the statement.

He allegedly recorded video of one assault and posted it online, including on the website OnlyFans, where users can post graphic content and charge a subscription fee for access.

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When the victim demanded that Louis-Jeune take down the posted video, Louis-Jeune allegedly demanded more sexual acts in return, prosecutors said.

“Mr. Louis-Jeune did not meet the victim of these offenses through his position of trust as a coach, but his access to young people through his role as a high school football coach and youth care advocate speaks to every parent’s worst fear,” Rollins said in the statement.

School officials on Friday confirmed Louis-Jeune had served as a volunteer coach with the Brockton High football team. On Thursday, the School Department had acknowledged the arrest in a letter posted to its website, though the message didn’t identify Louis-Jeune by name.

The letter was addressed to “Boxer Football Families” and signed by Superintendent Mike Thomas.

“Today, Brockton Public Schools administrators were notified by law enforcement officials that a volunteer coach for the Brockton High School Football team was arrested by Boston Police on multiple charges including rape of a child,” Thomas wrote. “The alleged victim is not a member of the Brockton Public Schools community.”

As a volunteer coach, Thomas wrote, Louis-Jeune’s duties “would not typically involve unsupervised contact with our student-athletes.” He also passed a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check prior to joining the program, Thomas added.

The superintendent said Brockton school officials are cooperating with authorities, and he urged any students, parents or guardians who wish to report “concerning behavior” to contact Brockton police at (508) 941-0200.

Louis-Jeune had also worked as as an on-call youth care advocate for the Old Colony YMCA, Rollins’s office said. The Old Colony YMCA has seven branches in Southeastern Massachusetts, according to its website.

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Rollins’s office said it is notifying the YMCA and the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association of the charges against Louis-Jeune.



Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe. Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at jeremy.fox@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jeremycfox.