- Associated Press - Saturday, March 8, 2014

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The co-head coach of the men’s lacrosse club at Boise State University has been dismissed after police say he tried to entice a minor for a sexual encounter.

The Meridian Police Department says 50-year-old Paul Rocchio was taken into custody Friday morning in Settlers Park in Meridian.

He faces a charge of felony enticing of children over the internet.

Lacrosse is a club sport at Boise State.

Police say Rocchio went to the park believing he was meeting a person under the age of 16 to engage in sex.

Police say they started investigating last month when Rocchio started an online conversation with someone he thought was a minor but turned out to be an undercover police officer.

Rocchio is being held in the Ada County Jail.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide