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Pennsylvania cop plotted to blackmail wife, while she plotted his murder: Prosecutors

December 28, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Pennsylvania cop plotted to blackmail wife, while she plotted his murder: Prosecutors

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A Pennsylvania cop pled guilty to a plot involving the blackmail of his wife over having sexual affair with a minor, while, at the same time, she entered a guilty plea for plotting to have her husband killed over the blackmail.

Bushkill Township officer Keith Transue, 43, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal coercion last week.

According to Fox News, the officer’s wife Robin Transue also 43, pleaded guilty to felony solicitation to commit aggravated assault and statutory sexual assault of a minor.

According to court documents, Robin Transue told an informant that her husband threatened to expose her sexual relationship she had with a 14-year-old boy in 2010 if she left him.

Robin Transue (left) pleaded guilty to charges including Solicitation to commit Aggravated Assault and Statutory Sexual Assault. While her husband, Keith Transue (right) pled guilty to Criminal Coercion. Photo: Monroe County DA’s Office

District Attorney Michael Mancuso said that Keith Transue learned of the sexual abuse and failed to report his wife, which he is legally required to do as a law enforcement officer.

Police Chief Mike McLouth said Wednesday that Transue was placed on leave after the charges were filed, and he subsequently handed in a letter of resignation.

Prosecutors pointed to the blackmail as the motive behind Robin Transue’s murder plot.

The informant told investigators that Robin Transue suggested several ways to kill her husband, including a possible hunting accident and drug overdose.

“Transue was using his wife’s crime to keep her from leaving or divorcing him. This in turn. was essentially the motive for Robin soliciting Keith’s murder,” Mancuso said in a statement.

Both Mount Pocono residents will be sentenced on March 20th.

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