Fired Berthoud cop sentenced to probation, work-release jail for abusing girl

Jeremy Yachik (Photo: Loveland Police)

Jeremy Yachik (Photo: Loveland Police)

LOVELAND, Colo. — Jeremy Yachik, the fired Berthoud police officer who pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse for abusing a 15-year-old girl, was sentenced Monday to 30 days in a jail work-release program and three years of probation.

Yachik also will perform 80 hours of community service and undergo a domestic violence evaluation.

Yachik was fired after he allegedly admitted to abusing a 15-year-old girl, and the case led to the resignation of the police chief.

According to an arrest affidavit, Yachik abused the victim almost daily for years, including tying her up with handcuffs or plastic zip ties and slamming her head into a wall.

The victim also told police Yachik beat her with ropes, restricted her food and locked her in a dark room for hours.

FOX31 Denver talked to the victim several months ago and was given a video tape allegedly of Yachik abusing her.