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Quincy pastor, ex-colonel facing charges in Virginia no longer in Adams County Jail

Todd Shane Tomko
By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Dec. 7, 2017 6:25 pm Updated: Dec. 7, 2017 6:56 pm

QUINCY -- The former U.S. Marine Corps colonel and pastor of a Quincy church facing multiple sex abuse charges in Virginia is no longer being held in the Adams County Jail.

The Adams County Sheriff's Department confirmed Thursday that Todd Shane Tomko is being extradited to Virginia to face that state's charges.

Tomko, 54, was arrested Nov. 22 on Virginia Beach, Va., warrants issued on three counts of aggravated sexual battery, three counts of indecent liberties with a child, and one count of felony cruelty to children.

The alleged incidents on which the charges are based occurred in Virginia Beach beginning in 2002, and Tomko knew the three children involved, the Virginia Beach Police Department said.

A Quincy native, Tomko enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1983. He has served as pastor of Parkview Church, 1500 S. Eighth, since his 2016 retirement from the military.

Tomko was sentenced to 60 days of confinement and fined $10,000 on May 27, 2016, after pleading guilty to conduct unbecoming of an officer for having an inappropriate relationship with a female Marine corporal, according to a report in the Washington Post. He also pleaded guilty to possession of anabolic steroids and unprescribed testosterone, violations of a military protective order, and drunkenness at a court arraignment, the newspaper reported.