Marysville officers disciplined for supporting convicted child molester

Oct 13, 2015 5:55 PM by News Staff

Several Marysville police officers have been disciplined by the department following an investigation into their support of a convicted child molester, Chief Aaron Easton announced Tuesday.

Last February, Jared Tomlinson, a former reserve officer with both Marysville Police Department and the Yuba County Sheriff's Office, was convicted of repeatedly molesting a Butte County boy over a number of years.

Following Tomlinson’s conviction, a number of Marysville officers, including a detective sergeant wrote letters to the Butte County Superior Court seeking leniency in Tomlinson’s sentence.

Chief Easton said Tuesday that the investigation found seven Marysville Police Department employees had violated one or more department policies.

As a result of those findings, the employees were disciplined, resulting in one employee being demoted in rank, four employees receiving unpaid suspensions and two employees being served with written letters of reprimand in their permanent personnel files. Due to state law, the department will not be releasing the names of those employees.

Tomlinson was sentenced to two years and four months in prison on June 11.


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