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Former Virginia Beach Police officer sentenced to 5 years for aggravated sexual battery of a minor

Posted: 11:34 AM, Aug 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-27 11:34:33-04
Former Virginia Beach Police officer sentenced to 5 years for aggravated sexual battery of a minor

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A former Virginia Beach Police officer will spend five years in prison for the aggravated sexual battery of a minor.

48-year-old Mark David Johnson of Farmington, Minnesota, was sentenced on December 9 to 20 years with 15 years suspended, leaving five years to serve.

Mark David Johnson

On Wednesday, March 27, members of the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Special Victims Unit arrested Johnson and charged him with one count of forcible sodomy of a minor.

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

In August 2019, Johnson pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual battery of a minor under the age of 13.

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

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