Former Kennewick Superintendent’s Sex Trafficking Trial Delayed
Originally scheduled for June, the trial will now happen in October.
Former Kennewic School District Superintendent Paul Rosier was arrested and charged in April with attempted child sex trafficking.
He was nabbed by a sexual crimes task force as part of a sting operation. Rosier was arrested after attempting to arrange a 'meeting' with two underage girls, whom he thought were 16. He left the Kennewick School District in 2006 to go to Olympia to work for the Washington Association of School District Administrators.
Rosier was arrested in the Tri-Cities in the lobby of a hotel where he thought his meeting with a 13-year-old girl would take place. The girl was actually an undercover agent posing as a girl online.
According to the Tri-City Herald, a significant amount of new information and data has been received by Rosier's attorney, who said there would not be enough time to go through and review the material before the trial which was due to start June 12. The materials came from the prosecuting attorney.
Officials agreed to the delay. Rosier has been allowed to travel to Arizona, where he is said to be staying near family.