Diane Pike & text
message sent to Matthew Rinehart
By Edward Snook
OR - 18 year old Matthew Rinehart and his live-in girlfriend
Diane Pike were sleeping together on October 6, 2012. According to witnesses,
the two were involved in a very sensual and continuing sexual relationship.
Pike was the same age as Rinehart and she was reportedly the aggressor during
many of their intimate encounters.
Pike’s parents were very upset about the relationship and were allegedly
applying severe pressure on Pike to end her “love affair” with
Matt. Apparently, on October 6, their pressure finally produced the intended
results. Diane Pike accused Matthew Rinehart of “taking advantage of
her,” of sexually assaulting her while she was “physically helpless.”
The Crook County Sheriff’s Office took over and teamed up with the
District Attorney’s Office to file not only false, but completely ludicrous
criminal charges against Rinehart.
Matthew Rinehart was arraigned on October 10, 2012 on three counts - Sexual
Abuse in the 1st Degree, Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree,
and Sodomy in the First Degree, all for one allegedly routine and common
event that took place on October 6th at his grandparents' home where the
two were living and sleeping together.
I should note that the grandparents were on a hunting trip at the time and
although they were allowing Pike to use a trailer on their property, they
in no way condoned their continual and consensual sexual activity.
“Matthew, My Angel, love, amazing, kind, sweet, caring…”
~ Diane Pike
Diane Pike & Matthew
A Case History
before October 6, 2012, Matthew, his mother and his grandparents took in
old Diane Pike who had just been made homeless
when her parents reportedly “kicked her out of their home” in
Matthew and Diane had
an on again off again romantic relationship, before Matthew and his family
in to their home. According to several witnesses,
Pike and Rinehart “had engaged in consensual sex-play before and after
she moved in with his family.”
Diane, who had sought and obtained treatment for a urinary tract infection
while she was living with Matthew and his family, took Matthew to Pioneer
Memorial Hospital for emergency treatment for a traumatic injury he had suffered
on October 5th.
Matthew was treated and released from Pioneer Memorial Hospital shortly
after midnight as October 6, 2012 was just beginning. Matthew and Diane returned
home and slept together in the same bed.
They awoke early that
morning because Matthew's 6 year old sister was in distress. They comforted
little girl. Diane returned to bed and claims
she fell back asleep. Diane claims that when she woke up about 2 hours later
she was naked and she did not know how she had gotten naked. However, one
witness states, “I walked by the bedroom and Diane and Matt were sitting
up in bed removing her clothing.”
Diane returned to Pioneer Memorial Hospital later that day and said that
she thought she had been raped by Matthew.
Diane Pike & Matthew
Crook County Sheriff's
Deputies “investigated,” which
included an interview of a very naive Rinehart. At the conclusion of their
they arrested him, even though he denied that Diane had been asleep between
7 and 9 a.m.
The allegations against Matthew are not that he used force on Diane. The
allegations against Matthew are that Diane was asleep when he touched her
sexually on October 6th.
She was allegedly “out cold” due to her taking antibiotics to
treat her urinary infection. If this wasn’t such a tragic case, it
would be laughable – Needless to say, the accusations placed Diane
back in the “good graces” of her parents and she was headed back
to her “family.” The false accusations also placed her “Angel,” her “love” in
a cold jail cell with steel bars…
Public defender William J. Condron was appointed to represent Matthew. The
public defender hired a private investigator to interview witnesses to the
consensual sex play Matthew and Diane had displayed in public over the months
and weeks prior to October 6, 2012.
As Matthew's January 22, 2013 trial date approached his family became increasingly
concerned that his appointed attorney was not prepared to defend Matthew.
The family contacted the US~ Observer and I investigated and confirmed the
Realizing that Matthew
was clearly headed for prison if he allowed Condron to represent him at
trial, I instructed
the family that Matt should fire
his attorney – he fired Condron without hesitation.
The family then turned to Lawyer James E. Leuenberger to help Matthew. Mr.
Leuenberger spoke with the private investigator, Matthew, and Matthew's family.
He agreed to represent Matthew and has done so since the end of January 2013.
Mr. Leuenberger has been collecting information about the case and Matthew's
accuser. As the case stands in late March of 2013, Mr. Leuenberger is confident
that should the state take the case to trial that the jury will find Matthew
Leuenberger is a very
competent lawyer from Portland and we are well aware of the cases he has
false sex abuse charges – Should
this case go to trial, I will be watching and taking notes from the front
There are many more startling
and overwhelming facts to publish on this case and they will be published
in the near future, however, I don’t
want to alert Crook County Assistant District Attorney Victoria Elizabeth
Schwartz to key evidence. My opinion of Schwartz is that she is totally corrupt,
that she has a history of prosecuting innocent people and that she would
attempt to twist the evidence and alter the facts.
It would behoove Crook
County District Attorney Daina Vitolins to look into this case very closely.
she does, she will drop the manufactured charges
that her office has filed against Matthew Rinehart and apologize to this
innocent young man. Vitolins is ultimately the one responsible for this absolutely
factual case of prosecutorial abuse… Matt is innocent Daina Vitolins
and he has been locked up for close to six long months! As both a citizen
and a reporter, I demand that you stop this false prosecution.
Anyone who has information regarding
Diane Pike, her family or statements that Diane has made about Matt or
this case is urged to contact Edward Snook
at 541-474-7885 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.