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Quincy native, former Marine colonel arrested on Virginia felony warrants

Todd Tomko
Posted: Nov. 22, 2017 6:30 pm Updated: Nov. 22, 2017 7:10 pm

QUINCY -- A former colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps was arrested by the Quincy Police Department on multiple felony warrants out of Virginia.

The Police Department reported that Todd Shane Tomko, 54, of 1500 S. Eighth, was arrested on seven felony warrants out of Virginia Beach, Va., on charges of indecent liberties with a child.

Tomko was sentenced to 60 days' 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.

Tomko, the former commander of the Wounded Warrior Regiment in Quantico, Va., was charged Feb. 12, 2016, with abusive sexual contact, obstruction of justice, illegal possession of steroids and other crimes in Virginia. Military officials told the Washington Post that Tomko had been relieved of his command of the Wounded Warrior Regiment in 2015 because of "a loss of confidence in his leadership."

Charging documents indicate that Tomko was accused of sexually assaulting a female Marine corporal in October 2014 by forcibly kissing her on the mouth and later making derogatory remarks about her.

Two other women also had filed sexual assault complaints previously against Tomko, the newspaper reported. One civilian court case was withdrawn in January 2016 after an administrative complaint was upheld.

A Quincy native, Tomko enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1983. He has been serving as pastor of Parkview Church, 1500 S. Eighth.

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