Former Shelby Co. Deputy arrested for soliciting a prostitute

William Steinke (Shelby County Jail).

SIDNEY, Ohio (WDTN) – A former Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper and Shelby County Deputy was arrested for soliciting a prostitute.

William Steinke (Shelby County Jail).
William Steinke (Shelby County Jail).

Seventy-year-old William J. Steinke’s arrest was a result of a “lengthy investigation,” according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

He has been charged with possession of criminal tools, a first-degree misdemeanor and soliciting, a third-degree misdemeanor.

He is scheduled to appear at the Shelby County Municipal Court at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

He could face additional charges, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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