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Loveland Police Arrest Berthoud Officer In Child Abuse Case

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Jeremy Yachik

Jeremy Yachik (credit: Loveland Police)

LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – The Berthoud police officer at center of a probe that led to the town’s chief of police being put on leave has been arrested.

Jeremy Yachik, 35, now faces four counts of child abuse and one count of false imprisonment. All are misdemeanors.

Yachik was arrested peacefully at his Loveland home on Wednesday. He posted bond and was released.

Officials recently had placed Yachik on administrative leave from the Berthoud Police Department.

Video that was leaked to town officials and to many media outlets shows what is allegedly Yachik beating a child. It was taken two years ago by the officer’s ex-girlfriend.

An internal investigation continues into whether Yachik’s chief — who is also on leave — did something criminal by not pursuing charges earlier in the case.

Yachik declined an interview request from CBS4 on Wednesday.

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