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.

 

4 comments

  • anonymous

    This is ridiculous. The DA in Loveland is obviously a wimp. This clown got little more than a slap on the wrist. If he would have done half of that stuff to an adult he would have been brought up on felony assault and possibly kidnapping. This was a protracted case of child abuse and a felony charge was warranted. The DA would have won in court. A jury would not have let this guy off with a slap on the wrist. So much for protecting children. I live in Berthoud. The police dept hired thugs that could not get work elsewhere because they could pay them peanuts. Thank God the dept is now gone. Yachik is essentially a bully, there were reports of him physically threatening and harassing minors and I personally witnessed him physically intimidate a minor for no reason. The bad thing is that without a felony conviction this loser can still buy and carry firearms. While I am all for second amendment rights this is a prime example of where the system fails. This guy should not have access to firearms of any types. In my opinion, he is a violent and unpredictable individual. BTW, if the if any law enforcement people read this I believe that a person on probation can not possess firearms. Please search his house. All I can say is that we voted out about half the town council in the last election. I hope we boot the remaining three in 2016. The town manager should go too since he knew about the problem months before and did not act until the complaint when public.

  • Lisa

    A police officer, someone young children are taught to seek out if they are in danger rapes a child and gets probation + 30 days work. This is a travisty of justice. She will never forget what he did to her yet he will remain free. The system just told this perpetrator that it is OK to violate little guy girls. Also, what does this say to other perpetrators out there? Are we as a society advocating violence against children? This was wrong and we as a society owe it to children everywhere to take a stand against this type of mickey mouse justice.

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