• Wife of former police chief accused of soliciting sex from minor speaks out on national television

    By: Damany Lewis


    The wife of a former police chief accused of trying to have sex with a teenage girl spoke out on national television Thursday.

    Danielle Reinke, Mike Diebold's wife, appeared on "The Dr. Oz Show."

    She said she was completely shocked and didn't have a clue about her husband's alleged actions, but said she is staying strong for her family.

    "I just remember collapsing in an agent's arms, my knees went weak," Reinke said.


    She described the moment FBI agents told her that her husband, former Leechburg police chief Diebold, was arrested on charges of soliciting sex from an agent posing as a 14-year-old girl.

    "Looking back I tried to think: 'Is there a moment I should have known? Is there something that he said and did?'" she said. "We were in the actual process of planning a third child."

    Once he was arrested, her attention turned to her 15-year-old daughter and her friends, hoping they weren't victims of a man she thought she knew.

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    "Every weekend my house was full of teenage girls and that was my next fear, that this doesn't have to do with any of our friends," Reinke said.

    Reinke said she hasn't spoken with Diebold since he bonded out of jail, but knows they will have to talk one day because they also share a child together. In the meantime, she's focused on her family.

    "I have to find a way for the kids to be strong and put all the pieces back together," she said.

    Reinke said she's in the process of filing for divorce from Diebold.



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