Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Louis Michael Rau arrested for Accosting a Child for Immoral Purposes, Distributing Sexually Explicit Materials to a Child and Furnishing / Selling Alcohol to a Minor

Update: Lou Rau has bonded out of the Isabella County Jail.


Date and Time: The incidents occurred between the years of 2011 and 2015.

Location of incident: Isabella County, Michigan

LouRauSubject Arrested: Louis Michael Rau, 46 years old from Weidman, MI.

Mr. Rau has been arraigned and is charged with:

  1. (1) count of Accosting a Child for Immoral Purposes (Felony-4 years and/or $4,000 fine and must register as a Sex Offender)
  2. (7) counts of Distributing Sexually Explicit Material to a Child (Felony-2 years and/or $10,000 per count)
  3. (4) counts of Furnishing/Selling Alcohol to a Minor (Misdemeanor-60 days and a fine up to $1,000 per count)

His bond was set at $80,000/10% cash-surety.

Information: On January 9, 2015, the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department was asked to meet with representatives from Beal City Schools in reference to their Head Football Coach having sent sexually explicit materials to some of his players over the past 4 years.  During the investigation, the Sheriff’s Department executed search warrants for phones, cameras, tablets, computers, DVDs, text messages and emails.  Numerous interviews were conducted with individuals that had received sexually explicit/nude photos and sex toys from Mr. Rau.

Five victims were identified, with the youngest being 13 years old at the time the sexually explicit materials were received from Mr. Rau.

The case remains under investigation by the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department.