An award-winning Louisiana cop surrendered to authorities Wednesday after it was revealed that he was having sex with animals. Not only did this officer fornicate with an animal, he recorded himself doing so as well. Staties say the 38-year-old Bossier City cop, Terry Yetman, was booked with 20 counts of sexual abuse of animals by performing sexual acts with an animal and 20 counts of sexual abuse of animals by filming sexual acts with an animal.
State troopers began investigating him in August after being tipped off by an unknown source. That investigation led to a search warrant for electronic devices belonging to a Bossier City police officer. On the devices were evidence of animal sex pornography involving the award-winning cop.
Investigators did not specify what species of animal was involved or if multiple animals were abused.
Yetman was one of two officers honored in October for their “outstanding effort over the year to champion the protective rights of domestic violence victims and their families,” according to the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was a recipient of the 2018 Trey Hutchison Award, which is named for a Bossier City policeman killed in August 2004 as he responded to a domestic violence call.
According to KSLA, Yetman became an officer with the Bossier City Police Department in 2014. He was placed on paid administrative leave in November, when department officials learned of the state police investigation. He will remain on leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation, the news station said.
The charges the award-winning cop is facing fell under Louisiana’s statute regarding crimes against nature until earlier this year, when a bill signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards was enacted to clarify and strengthen the state’s laws against bestiality. The bill states that anyone who commits these vile acts against nature face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000. Anyone who commits a second or subsequent offense faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.
Yetman is being held Friday at the Bossier Maximum Correctional Center in Plain Dealing, La., on a $350,000 bond.