Polk County Sheriff: Massachusetts junior hockey league coach wanted 16-year-old boy for sex

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - A junior league hockey coach in Massachusetts has been arrested, after he solicited who he believed to be a 16-year-old Polk County boy online, according to deputies.

Dartmouth State Police arrested 41-year-old Anthony "Tony" DeSilva, a coach for the Massachusetts Maple Leafs, on a Polk County warrant for 10 counts use of computer to seduce a child.  

DeSilva was taken into custody Wednesday evening at his home in Acushnet, Massachusetts.

Polk County detectives are in Massachusetts to assist with the arrest and serving of a search warrant.
DeSilva will be transported to Polk County sometime soon.

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