Jeremy Yachik, Berthoud cop, charged with beating daughter for eating carrots and more

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Update: Last week, we shared with you the story of Jeremy Yachik, a Berthoud police officer under investigation by cops in Loveland over alleged child abuse caught on video; see our previous coverage below. Now, Yachik has been charged with multiple child abuse counts -- and an arrest affidavit on view below details alleged punishment of his teenage daughter that includes binding her hands with zip ties, locking her in the laundry room and force-feeding her hot sauce for sins such as eating carrots stored in the family refrigerator.

As we've reported, the accusations against Yachik were made by his ex-girlfriend -- and Ashley Saint-Roberts is herself facing assertions of wrongdoing. As noted by 9News, Yachik's ex-fiance was charged in March with domestic violence, third-degree assault and obstructing telephone service, resulting in the following mug shots:

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Ashley Saint-Roberts.
Saint-Roberts has pleaded not guilty in the matter, which is slated to be heard at trial in December. In addition, she's got another court date that month, for allegedly violating a protection order in June.

Consider this information as the backdrop for the account in the aforementioned arrest affidavit.

According to the document, Saint-Roberts contacted the Loveland Police Department in late September. During an interview, she "detailed years of physical abuse" allegedly suffered by her and Yachik's daughter when the latter was fifteen. She also shared a video of a man she identified as Yachik punching and choking a girl. The full video is below, but here's a screen capture from the clip, which we've lightened to make the image easier to see:

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Saint-Roberts told Loveland investigators that she'd shared the video with Yachik's boss, Berthoud Police Chief Glenn Johnson, but no action was taken. Afterward, she quoted Yachik as telling her, "Nice try...trying to get me fired.... It's not going to work."

Likewise, Weld County Child Protection dropped an investigation into Yachik's alleged abuse after being contacted by Saint-Roberts. But she didn't give up, sharing the video with what are described as "multiple news and police agencies."

Of these, the Loveland PD took the lead, interviewing Yachik's daughter in conjunction with the Child Advocacy Center in Fort Collins. The document notes that during the report, the teenager "disclosed multiple incidents of child abuse she has suffered. She disclosed being choked, force-fed hot sauce, having her hands bound with plastic zip ties, being locked in rooms, punched, kicked, beaten with ropes, handcuffed and being restricted to eating food."

She added that these incidents had "occurred over several years and were almost a daily occurrence."

In a second interview, the teen got even more specific.

Continue for more about the arrest of Jeremy Yachik, including photos, video and documents.


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debbiedz
debbiedz

Small Town Cops are the very worst, covering for each other , their friends and family. It's actually funny to me that Loveland Cops broke this since they have the same kind of track record. The Blue Brotherhood was successfully exposed but only after the media was got involved. Damn dirty shame.

Craig Maybell
Craig Maybell

Could've been a lot worse: he could have forced her to eat HIS "carrot."

John Mccall
John Mccall

Skin head asshole . Stick that police badge up your skanky ass!!!

John Mccall
John Mccall

He goes in a cell with a convicted sex offenders, 6'7" named Bubba

Eevil
Eevil

This little piggy and his piece of shit chief both need to have axe handles broken over the backs of their skulls, and the splintered remains jammed into their asses as far as they can go.  I'd LOVE to get this motherfucker alone for five minutes, I'd beat his little punk ass and make him run home to his mommy.

McShyster
McShyster

Violent Neanderthal Scumbag = Typical Cop

NaturesMedicine
NaturesMedicine

This psychopath gets a boner from controlling and abusing people that are weaker than him. Predator mentality. Typical cop.

Jerry Musgrove
Jerry Musgrove

Wow, I really hope he gets a dose of karma once he gets to prison.

Ed Buck
Ed Buck

"Saint-Roberts told Loveland investigators that she'd shared the video with Yachik's boss, Berthoud Police Chief Glenn Johnson, but no action was taken."

John Barrett Siegfried
John Barrett Siegfried

LOL!! Piggies. Go smoke a fucking blunt and quit beating your kids, wifey, or blowing people away and getting put on paid leave for it.

Jim Rodriguez
Jim Rodriguez

This asshole has already posted bail. I hope someone or something returns the favor. Better yet I invite this asshole to my house to eat my fucking carrots!! YEAH THATS RIGHT!! I am publicly inviting this Jeremy Yachik to my house personally!!!

Levi West
Levi West

POS nothing more..... May he spend his life in Karma!!

John Mccall
John Mccall

Jeremy, you look and act like an Aryan nation skin head. After your conviction, you'll be a cell with a 6'8" sex offender named Bubba. You can be his bitch and get your ass taken care of, you ignorant asshole!!!

Jordan Snyder
Jordan Snyder

What a loser! I hope every one who was defending his behavior in the video, or saying it was inconclusive, can re-train their intuition a bit better after hearing more details. Abuse is easy to spot when you know the patterns. But I'm confused - he only faces two misdemeanors? There are people rotting in prison for selling drugs and this guy probably won't even see jail time? I'm flummoxed.

Josephine Velázquez
Josephine Velázquez

Only a sick asshole, beats their kid for eating the cheapest and healthiest thing in the refrigerator. Organic carrots cost $1. Seriously he needs his ass not whipped but whooped. An old fashioned prison ass beating. Not because he's a cop but a sorry asshole.

Justin Jones
Justin Jones

Can someone in jail please shove a broom handle up this guys ass a few hundred times? Thanks.

Megan Haenny
Megan Haenny

Looks like someone that may have a bumper sticker or two on his truck...

greggor63
greggor63

Jen Neb, u are a complete asshole. Let that pig do the same to u. See if u like it, u pig lover.

John Freeman
John Freeman

The report is not true, he did not come out with guns blazing.

Davina van Buren
Davina van Buren

I'm just confused because I could not see the figure at all. It's completely in shadow and only five seconds long, with absolutely no context given at all. I think that's a little sensationalistic.

Davina van Buren
Davina van Buren

All I saw was five seconds of *someone* in shadow giving one spank to a child who appeared to be having a temper tantrum. What video are you guys looking at???

Jen Neb
Jen Neb

JP. I have a beautiful 10 year old who thrives and is wonderful, kind Caring and responsible. Ive also received the beautiful pleasure of raising my now 21 and 15 year old neices after they suffered their own atrocities in early childhood concerning abuse..dont dare to presume Im not a fantastic parent just because i hold a realist opinion in the matter

Jen Neb
Jen Neb

Nope ive never had a hand lain upin me in anger and ive never hurt anybody either...but i have seen countless abused and neglected children in hospitals and human service departments throughout this state...and when you see eonugh starved, neglected, bloody, bruused,and broken children..you get quite a different perspective on the idea of abuse.

StockholmSyndrome
StockholmSyndrome

I wonder if this pig will claim she was 'resisting'? This excuse seems to work for them more often than not....

James Gold
James Gold

Imagine that. A violent cop. How many of these types of stories do we have to read in the media each week before someone with some fucking power DOES SOMETHING to overhaul the goddamn police forces? Why is it so easy to become a fucking cop? Why are there not EXTREME screening processes? Why are brutes and imbeciles handed guns and tazers and carte blanche to behave however the fuck they want with very little (if any) fear of repercussion?

James Gold
James Gold

Colorado is notorious for not punishing their cops for outlandish violence and brutality.

Petra Baalham
Petra Baalham

no she shoulda packed up and left or at least stood in front of the child i would rather take a beating than allow a child to

McShyster
McShyster

If these armed thugs abuse their own children and family this way, imagine what they do to the general public.


JP Caro
JP Caro

I hope you never have kids Jen. Go get sterilized today.

Kim Phillips
Kim Phillips

Jen Neb do you speak from child beating experience? You seem to be so educated in the sounds kicking a child makes!! It clearly shows him hitting and kicking her. That my dear, is ABUSE! It doesnt matter sound it makes, the brusing it makes or if they were hospitalized. Many childern are abused and never hospitalized until it is at its worst and they have been beaten for years!!

Jordan Snyder
Jordan Snyder

If he's abusing his daughter, he was probably abusing his girlfriend too. He's a cop, so bringing charges against him may not have resulted in an actual investigation. Wait, isn't that the entire point of this article? The girlfriend had video evidence and that wasn't enough to launch an investigation - what exactly was she supposed to SAY to make that different? You don't think the girlfriend is Chyna or something, surely? She's a woman, he's a (not small) man.

Jordan Snyder
Jordan Snyder

You may need to take off your masque in order to see properly. The abuse is not just a matter of whether he bruised her or made her bleed (which we don't know either way) but his menacing use of his physical size and his authority. Standing over her, punching her first (did you miss that?) and then standing to kick her. He did make contact with the kick, but I'm sure it didn't break any bones. But what we have here is a little girl sobbing on the ground, and her dad comes back, vindictively, to physically "punish" her more, while his voice is aggressive and hateful. This is anything but an in-control parent disciplining his child. It's an angry, aggressive, vindictive man-child exercising his authority over a defenseless child lying on the ground. If you can't see the problem with that, I sincerely hope that you don't now or ever have children, because you will not protect them from harm.

Channing Henson
Channing Henson

Wow Jen, shitty analysis. I would've weighed the child's screams into consideration more than what's considered the proper noise when one is kicked. Perhaps you've had firsthand experience?

Petra Baalham
Petra Baalham

hhhhmmm my partner is beating our daughter what do i do???.....i know film it.....wtf is wrong with ppl will happily film abuse but not do or say anything to stop it

Brenda Hubka
Brenda Hubka

We as a society need to tackle the issue of child abuse.

Tylr Tre
Tylr Tre

Jen neb looks like she was born 100 years ago, things were different back then....

McShyster
McShyster

Typical. Cops are lowlife corrupt violent Neanderthal scum

Shae Thurman
Shae Thurman

Jen Nev as a survivor of abuse I am insulted by your lack if empathy. I hope some kicks you. I wish it could be me.

Kristy Howlett
Kristy Howlett

Ridiculous. That is abuse 100%. There is no and I mean NO reason or right to put their hands on anyone. There are many other effective ways to discipline children and this is not it!!!!

Ryan Bohnenkamp
Ryan Bohnenkamp

Funny how cops are innocent until proven guilty and the rest of us are guilty until proven innocent... Just saying this guy will probably get a slap on the wrist and nothing more... He has probably given out speeding tickets which include more of a punishment than he will get for beating somebody up...

Jen Neb
Jen Neb

If that kick had contacted that child it would have made a different noise at that point...i would think...i agree its not ok to strike anyone. But abuse? Kinda dark in the video...is the kid bruised? Bleeding? Hospitalised?

StockholmSyndrome
StockholmSyndrome

@Jen Neb Your generation isn't gonna be remembered for your brilliant intelligence or common sense....As reflected by your bronze age comment....Anyone with a brain can see this guy is a psychopath....

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