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Officer plotted to blackmail a wife; and she plotted his murder

STROUDSBURG, Pa. – Authorities say a Pennsylvania police officer and his wife have pleaded guilty to charges accusing her of plotting the death of her husband, and him of plotting to blackmail her about having sex with a 14-year-old boy.

Forty-three-year-old Keith Transue is a Bushkill Township officer. He pleaded guilty last week to felony criminal coercion. Forty-three-year-old Robin Transue pled guilty to the crime of solicitation to commit aggravated assault and statutory sexual abuse.

The Mount Pocono residents are scheduled for sentencing March 20.

Authorities say in court documents that Robin Transue told an informant her husband was threatened in 2010 to her relationship with the boy when they left him. Prosecutors say that she suggested a number of ways to kill her husband, including a drug overdose, or a hunting accident.

The police says he is on paid leave.

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