Louisiana Cop and K-9 Officer Sentenced to 20 Years for Sexually Abusing His Dog and Possession of Child Porn

A judge in Louisiana this week sentenced a former police officer to spend up to 20 years behind bars for possessing child pornography and sexually abusing his dog. Shreveport ABC affiliate KTBS-TV reported. District Judge Michael Craig handed down the sentence to ex-Bossier City cop Terry Yetman, 40, who in August pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography and five counts of sexual abuse of an animal.

The sentence reportedly includes four years each for the five counts of sexual abuse of animals and 20 years for the lone count of possession of child pornography. The two sentences will run concurrent with each other for a total of 20 years. Judge Craig also ordered Yetman to register as a sex offender. He was facing a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison.

Yetman, who began working on the force in November 2014 and who reportedly worked a stint in the K-9 unit, was arrested in December 2018 after a multi-month investigation that reportedly began with investigators looking into another Bossier City deputy suspected of obtaining and distributing child pornography. In the course of that investigation, investigators reportedly discovered online conversations between the original target and Yetman in which Yetman said he “would like to have sex with children, both boys and girls,” according to court documents obtained by KTBS.

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State police detectives discovered conversations between Yetman and the original target where Yetman described “how he would like to have sex with children, both boys and girls,” the document stated. 

“According to the original suspect and in Yetman’s conversations, Yetman asked for and received a used pair of underwear belonging to the original suspect’s” 7-year-old daughter. Yetman took them to other predators’ homes, the report states.

A forensic examination of videos and images of Yetman’s Apple iCloud account also showed him engaging in explicit sexual acts with his dog and images of pubescent and prepubescent children engaged in sexual activity.

State police took custody of the dog, a Belgian Malinois named Boss, and sent him to a rescue in Texas. 

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