Demand Justice for Dog Sexually Abused by Police Officer

Demand Justice for Dog Sexually Abused by Police Officer

A recent Louisiana state investigation into a decorated police officer has revealed appalling and disturbing electronic evidence of dozens of counts of sickening and depraved sexual animal abuse. We must ensure that this sick and disturbed police officer who sexually tormented animals is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for his horrific acts of bestiality. 

In August of 2018, the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit’s investigation into Terry Yetman, an officer with the Bossier City Police Department, uncovered evidence on the officer’s electronic devices documenting the sexual abuse of an animal. 

On December 19, 2018, Yetman surrendered himself to the Bossier County Sheriff’s Department after learning of the warrants out for his arrest. Yetman was arrested and charged with twenty felony counts of performing sexual acts with a dog and twenty felony counts of filming the sexual acts. Yetman was booked into the Bossier County Maximum Correctional Facility, and his bond was set at $350,000. 

On January 17, 2019, Terry Yetman appeared in court and his attorney was granted a continuance. The trial date has not yet been set. Yetman remains incarcerated and is on paid administrative leave from the Bossier City Police Department. Prosecutors indicate the abused dog, a Belgian Malinois whom we suspect is a retired police dog, is being moved from the local animal shelter to an animal rescue in Texas. 

Under Louisiana state law, an individual convicted of first offense sexual abuse of an animal faces a maximum $2,000 fine, a five-year prison term, psychological evaluation and no contact with animals for a minimum of five years.  A second offense carries a maximum $25,000 fine, a maximum prison sentence of ten years, and the related restrictions. 

We will let Bossier County 26th District Attorney Schuyler Marvin know we are watching this case very closely and that we fully expect Yetman to be prosecuted for each of the forty counts of felony animal abuse and that no plea deals or mercy should be offered for his atrocious crimes. 

What You Can Do: 

Please sign our letter, by filling out the form on the right-hand side of this page, to District Attorney Schuyler Marvin urging him to show no leniency towards Terry Yetman for his horrific and shameful acts of bestiality on a defenseless dog.

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