Former Mayville Police Officer Gets Jail Time On Misconduct In Office Charge

(Mayville) A former Mayville police officer convicted on Misconduct in Office charges was sentenced to nine months in jail Tuesday. In January, Mark Forster pled to three felony counts and had two other charges, felony Child Enticement and misdemeanor Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, dismissed but read into the record. According to the criminal complaint, Forster got to know a 17-year-old high school senior in 2016 and would visit her while she was working at a local gas station. Forster, who was 27-years-old at the time, would flirt and send the victim messages on Facebook while on-duty, asking for the two of them to meet up. Acquaintances reportedly said that Forster would contact the teen often which prompted them to report their relationship to the Mayville Police Department, spurring an internal investigation. During the inquiry, Forster was found to have used police software to lookup the victim’s personal information. The internal investigation resulted in Forster resigning from the police department. The 31-year-old was also placed on probation for five years.