More Destrehan football coaches face charges in spying incident
DESTREHAN, La. - Three more Destrehan High School assistant football coaches have been charged after admitting to accessing information about the South Lafourche High School football program through a website without permission, according to Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre.
Wayne Sentilles, 32, of Montz; Daniel Luquet, 30, of Luling; and Greg Boyne, 41, of Hahnville, each admitted to accessing the website to gain information on the South Lafourche game plan prior to Destrehan's 49-24 win on Oct. 25.
Earlier on Wednesday, another Destrehan assistant coach, Ryan Fournier, 29, and his girlfriend Emily Guidry, 29, both of Larose, were charged with the same offense after admitting to obtaining the login credentials for the hudl.com website. Fournier also admitted to using the information he had obtained.
All five have been charged with offenses against intellectual property, and each was issued a criminal summons. Maximum penalties for the first offense include a $500 fine, six months in prison or both.
The investigation is ongoing, Webre said.
Previously, Destrehan High had been forced to forfeit the win over South Lafourche, according to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.
The LHSAA launched an investigation after South Lafourche made an accusation of spying.
The St. Charles School District, which oversees Destrehan, conducted its own internal investigation and reported its findings. The School Board released the following statement Tuesday night:
"As soon as the concerns were brought to our attention, an internal investigation was conducted. The information gathered from our internal investigation was then sent to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. Any actions that jeopardize the integrity of the school system or Destrehan High School will not be tolerated. The investigation by the LHSAA is ongoing; therefore we are unable to comment any further at this time."
Wednesday afternoon, the LHSAA said through Twitter that South Lafourche Coach Dennis Skains had been notified that the LHSAA findings had awarded his team a forfeiture win.
The Destrehan coaches face school sanctions and suspensions in addition to the criminal penalties. Destrehan High School has been placed on a one-year probation.