Jeremy Yachik, a 35-yr-old police employee of Berthoud, CO, is charged with four counts of child abuse and one count of false imprisonment after a video depicting his treatment of his 15-yr-old teenage daughter was made public.
That video – captured by Yachik’s ex-fiance Ashley Saint-Roberts – had been shared with Berthoud (CO) police chief Glenn Johnson back in April, yet he did nothing (perhaps granting a double standard to his badge-wearing college?).
Due to Johnson’s inaction, in late September Saint-Roberts shared the video with other police employees and area news outlets. Now Johnson, like Yachik, is on leave and the Berthoud police outfit has as interim police chief Larimer County sheriff’s office employee John Feyen.
Berthoud Police Department
From a Berthoud town employee press release:
On September 25th of this year members of the Town Board, numerous media outlets, the Larimer County Sheriff’s department, and the City of Loveland were sent an email which accused a Berthoud police officer of committing an act of domestic violence in Loveland. Shortly thereafter the chief of police learned that the Loveland Police Department was conducting a criminal investigation regarding the alleged domestic abuse, and the chief promptly placed the accused officer on administrative leave pending the investigation.
On the afternoon of October 3rd of this year, without prior notice of any kind to the Town Manager, Mayor, or Town Attorneys, the Loveland Police Department executed a search warrant against certain property utilized by the Berthoud Police Chief.
The girl told Loveland police investigators that Berthoud Officer Jeremy Yachik abused her almost daily for years. The abuse allegedly included restraining her hands with handcuffs or plastic zip ties and then slamming her head into a wall hard enough to leave a hole and choking her until she blacked out, according to a Loveland Police Department arrest affidavit. He also beat her with ropes, restricted her food, shackled her in a darkened room for hours and force-fed her “ghost pepper sauce” that’s roughly 10 times hotter than habanero peppers.
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