Friday, May 13, 2016

Marine Colonel, T. Shane “Rhino” Tomko, alleged of sexual assault sent to county fail for violating pretrial agreement.

Col. Shane Tomko, former commander of the Wounded Warrior Regiment,
congratulates Adam Vickers, gold medalist in the men's recumbent cycling race
at the 2014 Warrior Games.
 (Photo: Staff)

Navy Times reports, A Marine officer facing a general court-martial over allegations of sexual assault has been sent to a county jail for violating the terms of his pretrial agreement.

Col. T. Shane “Rhino” Tomko, the former commander of the Marine Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment, was sent to the Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford, Virginia, on May 6, said Rex Runyon, a Marine Corps spokesman. Tomko is in the process of being transferred to the U.S. Navy brig in Chesapeake, Virginia, he added.

“I cannot discuss exactly how the restriction was violated since those matters are currently being evaluated,” Runyon told Marine Corps Times on Thursday. “His arraignment is yet to be scheduled.”

Tomko faces charges of abusive sexual contact, fraternization, conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, wrongful possession of anabolic steroids, obstructing justice, conspiracy to obstruct justice and violations of lawful orders, according to the charge sheet against him. first reported on Thursday that he had been jailed. The Marine Corps has not released specific information about what Tomko is accused of doing.

“It is inappropriate to comment further on the above charges at this time,” Runyon said.

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