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Ex-Marine, Quincy native gets 18 months after guilty pleas to assault, battery of children

Todd Shane Tomko
By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Jul. 10, 2018 4:40 pm Updated: Jul. 10, 2018 5:04 pm

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Former Marine Col. Todd Shane Tomko was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to three counts of misdemeanor assault and battery of children.

Tomko, 55, is a Quincy native who was charged with taking indecent liberties, aggravated sexual battery, and child abuse and neglect involving three children related to him beginning in 2002. Tomko entered guilty pleas on three lesser charges in a Virginia Beach Circuit Court.

Tomko became pastor of Parkview Church in Quincy after retiring in 2016 after 33 years in the Marines. His late father had established the Quincy church.

During the latter years of his military career, Tomko was commanding officer of the Wounded Warrior Regiment. He was relieved of command in February 2015.

In 2016, he spent two months in military confinement and was fined $10,000 after a military court convicted him of driving drunk to his own arraignment on sexual harassment charges and violating a restraining order. Other charges were eventually withdrawn as part of a plea agreement.

Tomko will get credit for time served since his November arrest.

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