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Pickaway Man Pleads Guilty to Rape of a Child


Pickaway County OH- 55-year-old Steven Eugene Diles plead guilty this week to the charges of Rape.

There was a secret indictment handed down after a lengthy investigation conducted by Pickaway Detective Tracy Andrews. Diles was arrested and is accused of raping two children in Pickaway County.

Diles was facing several charges stemming from the investigation and subsequent secret indictment that lead to his arrest. Those charges are 3 counts of 1st-degree felony rape, 4 counts of 3rd-degree felony gross sexual imposition, and 2 counts of felony 3rd-degree sexual battery.

According to this article by qchron.com this isn’t the first time the monster has preyed on children. The article goes on to say that he was once a highly decorated Navy Officer who served for 20 years, spending time in the Iraq and Gulf wars. He had recently returned home to Maryland at the time from a tour in Iraq. In 2004 he was caught trying to have sex with what he thought was a 14-year-old child that he met online but turned out to be an NYPD Investigator. He even had booked a hotel room close by for the planned encounter.

He plead down to lesser charges because the person he thought was a 14-year-old child was not actually.

In Pickaway county court this week Dies plead guilty to the charge of Rape, and a PSI (Presentence investigation) was ordered he will be sentenced in the next couple of weeks. Currently he is in Pickaway county jail where he has been since arrest in December of 2020.

Diles because of his lesser charge on his first offense he was not on the sex offender registry.