Bond Denied for Quincy Pastor Facing Sex Abuse Charges in Virginia
December 14, 2017
|Todd Shane Tomko|
Bond was denied for a Quincy pastor and former Marine colonel who faces multiple sex abuse crimes in Virginia.
WAVY-TV in Portsmouth reported that Todd Shane Tomko, 54, was denied bond during his appearance Wednesday in Virginia Beach General District Court.
Tomko was arrested Nov. 22 in Quincy on Virginia Beach 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.
Prosecutors said in court that Tomko made children watch pornography and learn sexual acts when they were as young as 4 years old, and then carried out sexual acts when they were older. The incidents allegedly occurred in Virginia Beach starting in 2002, police said.
A Quincy native, Tomko enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1983. He has been pastor of Parkview Church, 1500 S. Eighth, since his 2016 retirement from the military. The station reported that prosecutors said the charges were based on information from three accusers who knew Tomko was working with children at the Quincy church.