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Trial delayed for indicted Ariz. school superintendent

TUCSON – The federal trial of the former Tanque Verde Unified School District superintendent has been pushed back to Dec. 1 at the request of his attorney.

Albert Thomas “Tom” Rogers was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly attempting to travel to Mexico to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

The 51-year-old Rogers was arrested in June by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at the San Luis Port of Entry.

Federal officials allege Rogers used an online site to reserve a tour that was to include sexual acts with a teenage boy in Mexico. The online site was part of an undercover operation.

In documents filed Sunday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, Rogers’ attorney says additional time is needed to receive and review discovery and for further investigation.

Rogers remains in federal custody pending his trial in Phoenix.

Prosecutors say if he’s convicted, Rogers faces up to 30 years in prison.

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