Former Va. Beach officer pleads guilty to aggravated sexual battery

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A former Virginia Beach police officer accused of sexually assaulting a minor has pleaded guilty.

Police arrested Mark David Johnson earlier this year in connection to an alleged incident that happened between August 2015 and August 2016.

Johnson served in the department for two decades before he left in 2017. It’s unclear why he left, but the 48-year-old moved to Minnesota.

Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of aggravated sexual battery. He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 9.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported Mark David Johnson pleaded guilty to forcible sodomy. WAVY regrets the error.

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