Youth Soccer Coach Arrested for Soliciting Minor Online

ORANGEVALE-

The Orangevale Youth Soccer League told FOX40 Wednesday that Timothy Nosal will not be invited back this year to coach kid’s soccer.

Nosal, 48, of Fair Oaks was arrested for attempting to commit lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under the age of 14.

Placer County Sheriff’s detectives tell FOX40 they posed as a 13-year-old girl and chatted with Nosal for 3 weeks before he agreed to meet the decoy at a local park in Auburn. The operation was in response to an allegedly provocative ad posted by Nosal.

Detectives would not tell FOX40 what was said in the online chats, but they did confirm Nosal at some point sent the made up girl a photo of himself.

“He made it very clear what his intentions were through his emails with the detective. They were very specific,” said Dena Erwin of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives tell FOX40 Nosal drove all the way to Ashford Park in Auburn expecting to meet a 13-year-old girl, but instead, he came face to face with a detective, where he was arrested.

Nosal is currently employed as an environmental scientist at the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Because he’s a state employee, his salary is made public. According to the State Controller’s Office, he makes $67,000 a year. Fish and Wildlife would not release a statement, but told FOX40 Nosal is still employed with them.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says Nosal’s arrest is the 4th arrest of its kind the department had made so far this year. Erwin concluded by saying Nosal was not set up. “He placed the ad. We just responded. That’s just a chance he took.”

If Nosal is convicted, the Placer County Sheriff’s office says he could face 1-2 years in prison and be obliged to register as a sex offender for life.

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