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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.

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