Ohio youth coach pleads guilty to sex charge

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DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- A former central Ohio youth coach could be sentenced to eight years in prison after getting caught in an Internet sting that accused him of trying to arrange sex with a 12-year-old boy.

Prosecutors in the Columbus suburb of Dublin say 44-year-old Ross Shane engaged in engaged in online conversations with an investigator who was posing as the father of a 12-year-old boy. He was arrested in November 2012 when he showed up for what he thought was a meeting for sex with the boy.

Shane pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted rape. He'll be sentenced July 18.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1irgmZ3 ) reports that Shane coached a Dublin youth football team and also was an assistant baseball coach. His attorney says he lives in another county and is no longer coaching.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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