Former Virginia Beach Police officer arrested for forcible sodomy of minor

Mark David Johnson

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A former Virginia Beach Police officer has been arrested for forcible sodomy of a minor under the age of 13.

On Wednesday, March 27, members of the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Special Victims Unit arrested 48-year-old Mark David Johnson of Farmington, Minnesota, and charged him with one count of forcible sodomy of a minor.

The victim and suspect know each other, according to police, and the forcible sodomy charge is for incidents that happened between August 2015 and August 2016.

Johnson has been denied bond and is being booked into the Virginia Beach Correctional Center. A judge said in court that Johnson does not qualify for a public defender, and that if Johnson is released he will need to get his own attorney.

Johnson was employed with the department for 20 years prior to leaving in 2017.

There is no further information at this time.

This is a developing story.

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