According to a regional task force that monitors sexual predators and other crimes against minors and children, former Kennewick Superintendent Paul Rosier is accused of arranging to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.

The Tri-City Herald reports Paul W. Rosier, 75, who's place of residence is now listed as Olympia, was arrested early Saturday morning.

The Southeast Regional Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce made the arrest at a local hotel when he arrived there that morning.

Rosier, says the Herald, was caught in the sting operation, when he offered to pay a  13-year-old minor for sex. According to police, the task force was recently alerted to possible illegal activity with an older man and a minor. An investigation showed it was Rosier. Task force officials then messaged him for nearly three days between March 30 and April 1, before 'setting up' a meeting with what Rosier thought was a 13-year-old.

Officials did not say if Rosier had engaged in any other similar ongoing activity, or how long he may have been involved in such behavior.

Rosier served as Superintendent of Kennewick schools from 1994 to 2006. He then retired from Kennewick and worked as the Executive Director of the Washington Association of School Administrators until 2014.


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