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      Former Fork Township officials to spend up to 2 years in prison

      Jack Bark Sr., 70, and Cathleen Martin, 48, were sentenced to a maximum of two-years in prison.

      The two Fork Township officials accused in a sexual assault case have been sentenced to up to two years in prison.

      Jack Bark Sr., 70, and Cathleen Martin, 48, were sentenced to a maximum of two-years in prison.

      Bark pleaded no contest to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and Martin pleaded no contest to third-degree child abuse.

      The investigation into the two former township officials started after two sisters, age 16 and 17, reported that they had been sexually assaulted on multiple occasions since 2009.

      Authorities said one of the victims told a teacher during band camp for Chippewa Hills High School that she had been sexually assaulted.

      A third victim also came forward, claiming that Bark was responsible for second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

      After their arrest, Bark, who served as the township supervisor, and Martin, who served as township clerk, both resigned.