Sentencing Hearing Scheduled For Former Mayville Police Officer Convicted Of Misconduct In Office

(Mayville) A sentencing hearing was scheduled Tuesday for a former Mayville Police Officer who was convicted on Misconduct in Office charges. 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 sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 23rd.