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Attempted child molester police Chief Mike Diebold allowed supervised visitation with son

Leechburg’s suspended police Chief Mike Diebold will be allowed to have supervised visits with his infant son, but for the next two years Diebold is ordered not to contact his family or go near his home in Gilpin, a judge ordered.

Armstrong County Senior Judge Kenneth Valasek signed a final protection from abuse order (PFA) requested by Diebold’s estranged wife, Danielle Reinke Diebold.

Danielle Diebold sought the PFA in the wake of Diebold’s arrest Jan. 5.

Diebold, 40, is accused of soliciting sex via the internet from a 14-year-old girl who actually was an agent for the state Attorney General Office’s predator task force.

It includes less detail than a temporary PFA filed by Danielle Diebold on Jan. 11, which was the same day she filed for divorce.

That temporary order barred Diebold from seeing his son at all.

She said Diebold wanted to know who took the approximately 20 guns he kept in their house.

She also wanted the PFA to keep Diebold away from her teenage daughter, who is about the same age as the girl Diebold allegedly was trying to meet for sex.

She also believed that her divorce filing would anger him.

He is ordered not to get within 100 yards of the Gilpin house or 50 feet of his wife and the children except if Diebold needs to enter the house to retrieve personal property. If so, he must be accompanied by police or a constable.

Diebold is allowed to have supervised weekly visits with the couple’s infant son. Those visits must occur at a specified location.

The PFA is in effect for two years and could be modified if both sides agree at a hearing.

Friday, Diebold entered a not guilty plea and waived to court charges of unlawful contact with a minor and criminal attempt to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. He remains free on $500,000 bond while awaiting trial.

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