A former Mayor of Marshallville has been sentenced to the maximum of five years in prison on a sexual battery charge.  52-year old John Sohar had been convicted of sexually assaulting a teenager in his office at Marlington High School.  He was working as a counselor at the time.  The judge in the case sentenced him to the maximum sentence for the third degree felony.  Following release from prison, Sohar must register as a sex offender for his lifetime, providing in-person verification of his address to authorities every 90 days.  The defense attorney told the judge his client will appeal the verdict.


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