Former Eastern Washington Schools Official Admits To Child Sex Crime
June 27, 2018
(RICHLAND, WA.) – A former Kennewick schools superintendent, now a convicted sex offender, was placed in jail Tuesday after he threatened to kill himself. He is scheduled to be sentenced in October.
The Tri-City Herald reports that Paul W. Rosier, 76, is facing at least 10 years behind bars after admitting he tried to meet up with two teenage girls for the purpose of having sex with them.
The newspaper says Rosier is the former head of a state school administrators association who’s been out of custody for more than a year on court-ordered conditions, which include wearing a GPS tracking device at his home in Arizona.
Rosier pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Richland, WA court room. The Tri-City Herald says his freedom ended that day when the judge in his case “learned about his apparent suicidal thoughts” in a voice mail left with prosecutors Monday by his estranged wife saying she was concerned for his safety after he’d made comments about suicide.