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Former Leechburg Police Chief Charged With Failure To Comply With Sex Offender Registration

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- The former police chief of Leechburg is facing new charges.

Police say Michael Diebold failed to comply with convicted sex offender registration requirements.

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Diebold had pleaded guilty in 2018 to soliciting sex online from a teenage girl, who was actually an undercover officer.

He was released from jail last January.

The new charge stems from a parole violation back in December when police say Diebold contacted a woman through social media with a username and email address not registered with police.


In the summer of 2017, Diebold was injured in a fireworks accident, losing part of his arm.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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