A former Wood County man has been sentenced to prison for sexual battery.
Mark Boos, 56, formerly of Fostoria and currently of Seneca County, appeared Thursday in the courtroom of Wood County Common Pleas Judge Joel Kuhlman.
Boos was indicted in December for rape, a first-degree felony, and sexual battery, a third-degree felony.
The rape charge was dismissed.
On Oct. 11, he engaged in sexual conduct with someone who was not a spouse, and that person’s ability to resist or consent was substantially impaired due alcohol consumption. He knew she was unaware of his actions.
The victim, who was present in court, submitted an impact statement but did not speak.
“Friendships have been ruined over the case,” said defense attorney Kent Sobran.
His client took responsibility for his actions at the police station and is very remorseful, he said.
“Everyone’s lives have been altered by what happened here. He understands that,” Sobran said.
He asked for some form of community control.
Boos, from a prepared statement, apologized to the victim.
‘‘I never wanted this to happen. I can’t put into words the amount of stress I’ve caused her family,” he said.
Boos said he will regret what he did until the day he dies.
“I’m not a bad person. I made a bad mistake,” he said.
Kuhlman said the victim’s mental capacity was affected by alcohol consumption and Boos had had a previous relationship with her.
He imposed a sentence of 12 months in prison followed by five years of post-release control.
Once released from prison, Boos will have to register as a Tier III sex offender, which will require him to register in person every 90 days for life.