DUBLIN, Ohio: 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 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.