Ex-superintendent expected to plead guilty to child sex case
A former Kennewick school superintendent accused of arranging to have sex with two teen girls at a Richland motel is expected to plead guilty next week.
The lawyer for 76-year-old Paul Rosier tells the Tri-City Herald that a plea agreement has been reached with federal prosecutors. Defense lawyer Scott Johnson says Rosier will plead guilty to a new count of attempt child sex trafficking, which carries a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.
Rosier was arrested in April 2017. The complaint alleges Rosier exchanged text messages with a 16-year-old girl, who was actually an undercover detective. Rosier was told the teen had a 13-year-old friend who could meet him in the Tri-Cities. Rosier allegedly planned to pay the 13-year-old for sex and the older teen for setting it up.
Rosier worked as executive director of the Washington Association of School Administrators until 2014.