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Seymour man arrested as part of Internet Crimes Against Children Investigation

FRIDAY 12/6/19 1:34 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — The Seymour man accused of attempting to entice a 15-year-old boy – who was actually an undercover police officer – is scheduled to appear in court on December 26.

According to court documents, 27-year-old Andy Coenen of Seymour appeared in court on Friday.

A cash bond of $15,000 was posted. Coenen is not to have contact with Mishicot High School and no unsupervised contact with children. Court documents show Coenen is not to use or possess devices with internet capabilities.

Criminal Complaint: Seymour man enticed “15-year-old” in internet crimes sting

THURSDAY 12/5/19 3:50 p.m.

SEYMOUR, Wis. (WFRV) — A 27-year-old Seymour man has been arrested following an Internet Crimes Against Children Investigation.

Seymour Police say the man, Andy Coenen, was taken into custody Wednesday night after a search warrant was executed in the 300 block of East Factory Street in Seymour.

According to the criminal complaint, Coenen ‘attempted to entice or persuade a child to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of recording or displaying in any way the conduct’ on or around December 1, 2019.

The complaint goes on to say the investigation began on November 30, when a Sturgeon Bay Police officer initiated an undercover internet crimes against children sting by utilizing an online dating app.

The officer assumed the identity of a 15-year-old boy; not long after creating the profile, the officer received a message from the dating profile of Andy Coenen.

A conversation ensued with the officer, assuming the identity of the boy, telling Coenen that, “FYI I just realized ur a bit older I’m probably too young!”

After the officer explained he was 15, Coenen stated he was still okay with talking to the boy.

The criminal complaint goes on to describe the conversation in detail, including Coenen asking the “15-year-old” to send pictures of his body, discussing his penis size, and asking if the boy preferred ‘top or bottom’.

The conversation continued on December 1 with Coenen making more requests for pictures from “the boy”.

The complaint states the officer then sent a picture, but of a male (age not indicated) wearing a shirt. Coenen replied with a request for the shirt to be removed and to show his face before asking for a picture before and after taking a shower.

The conversation continued on December 2 with Coenen again asking for shirtless photographs of the boy.

According to the complaint, the officer performed an open search on Andy Coenen and discovered that Coenen listed the following current and formal professional positions:

  • High School Special Education Teacher, School District of Mishicot
  • Wrestling and Football Coach, School District of Mishicot and School District of Seymour
  • Title 1 Secondary Paraprofessional, Green Bay Area School District
  • School Bus Driver, Kobussen Buses Ltd.

After learning this information, the officer reached out to the Mishicot Police Department School Resource Officer who confirmed Coenen’s job and image.

Officers executed a search warrant on December 4 at Coenen’s home in Seymour. Coenen was home at the time and interviewed by police.

In the complaint, Coenen told officers he knew they were there because of the conversation with the minor. Coenen told police he was “stupid” and “wanted to help him as an athlete”.

The complaint states that Coenen admitted he asked to see the boy’s penis on multiple occasions.

Coenen is being held in the Outagamie County Jail. Charges have been referred to the District Attorney’s Office for Sexual Exploitation, Exposing a Child to Harmful Narrative, and Soliciting Intimate Representation.

Coenen was on the UW-Stevens Point football roster from 2010 to 2013.

The investigation is being conducted in collaboration with the Sturgeon Bay Police Department.

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