Former Shelby Co. Deputy arrested for soliciting a prostitute

William Steinke (Shelby County Jail).
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.

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