Weekly or more, TFTP reports on police officers who get arrested by fellow cops on charges of everything from trafficking in child pornography to child rape to running child sex trafficking rings. Some of these officers are low-level cops like Avo Marzwanian, 34, of LaPlace, Louisiana who was charged earlier this month with 10 counts of distribution and 20 counts of possession of child pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13 along with 15 counts of sex abuse against animals.
Other child predators fill the top position in their department like Anthony “Tony” Yocham, who is the police chief in Hamilton, Texas, a town about 100 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
“Detectives with the Somervell County Sheriff’s Office asked the Texas Rangers to investigate the allegations,” said Texas DPS Lt. Lonny Haschel to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Yocham was arrested over the weekend on charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child. According to the Texas Rangers, they took Yocham into custody Saturday after their investigation found enough probable cause to charge him with a crime.
Yocham, who lost the Republican nomination for Somervell County Sheriff in April, was taken to the Johnson County Jail in Cleburne, Texas where he quickly posted the massive $500,000 bond and walked out.
The department has yet to release a statement regarding their police chief’s arrest. Nor have they said whether or not Yocham has been placed on leave. Our efforts to contact the chief or anyone else in the department have fallen on deaf ears.