Marriage counselor who married an out-of-wedlock child, records show

A divorce attorney has been convicted of marrying an out of wedlock child and records show he was convicted of statutory rape, authorities announced Tuesday.

Mark Dittmar, a former Atlanta-based divorce attorney, was convicted in April on two counts of statutory sexual assault, according to Fulton County District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro.

The crimes took place in the late 1990s when Dittmas was a married father of two, Cannizzaros office said.

Dittmar pleaded guilty to statutory rape and sexual battery in February and was sentenced to 18 months in prison, the office said in a statement.

Ditmar was convicted on one count of statutory sex offense, according a statement from Cannizzarro’s office.

He was sentenced on a second count of a lesser charge of statutory incest.

The victim is the mother of Dittma’s three children.

Dita Dittmars first husband, Michael Ditt, was arrested in April 2017, authorities said.

He had been married to his first wife, Patricia, for more than 30 years.

The couple had a 10-year-old daughter, Dita, and a 12-year old son, Luke.

Ditmars has been a married man for more a decade.

Ditty Dittms’ attorney, Joe Pappas, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

He is set to appeal his conviction.

Ditto Ditts first wife had custody of the children, his attorneys said.

Ditt mam says the kids were taken away from her after her husband’s arrest.

Ditto Dits defense team claims Dittmers actions were consensual and he was never sexually assaulted.

Ditta Dittmans attorney says Dittmer has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.