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Longmont officer arrested for sex assault

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LONGMONT, Colo. — An officer that has been with the Longmont Police Department for 12 years has been arrested for sexually assaulting a female acquaintance, according to police.

Officer Chris Martinchick turned himself in Wednesday, after investigators put out a warrant for his arrest.

Martinchick was placed on administrative leave on July 3, after investigators learned of the alleged assault that took place while he was off duty in Loveland.

The 43-year-old was arrested in Larimer County on charges of sex assault, and criminal invasion of privacy for sexual gratification.

In response to his arrest, the Longmont Police Department issued the following statement:

“We are understandably disappointed and embarrassed that one of our police officers has been arrested and accused of committing such  serious crimes. The Longmont Police Service takes pride in the service we provide to the public and hold sacred the trust that our community places with our department and our officers. This type of conduct if proven to be true, is unacceptable under our code of conduct, and will be dealt with in an appropriate manner when a disposition in this matter is reached.  Be assured that the Longmont Police Service has and will continue to fully cooperate in the criminal investigation.”

Martinchick is being held on a $25,000 bond.