Monumental sex scandal is currently rocking the Richmond police force, California, USA, as a teenage prostitute has sued the police claiming that officers on the city’s police force traded police protection for sex while she was underage.
Jasmin Abuslin, now 19, was also at the heart of a police sex scandal that rocked the Oakland police force, also in California.
She filed a lawsuit against Richmond, California on Thursday,
Abuslin, the daughter of a police dispatcher, was awarded $989,000 in a May settlement of a similar suit against Oakland.
The new lawsuit accuses six Richmond police officers of sexually trafficking her, and claims that current Police Chief Allwyn Brown and former Police Chief Chris Magnus failed to put a stop to the alleged malfeasance on the force.
Abuslin, who worked as a child prostitute under the name Celeste Guap, was an ‘exclusively department retained sex worker’ for the officers, ‘available to them for sexual favors and pleasure in exchange for paid monies, protection, or other forms of consideration,’ according to the complaint reported by Courthouse News.
‘This is terribly outrageous,’ her attorney John Burris told Courthouse News regarding the new allegations against the Richmond police.
‘They took advantage of a vulnerable young person. Girls like this are always suffering from some psychological deficit of some kind. Instead of acknowledging that and getting her help, they took advantage of her vulnerabilities. That’s the most negative and damning aspect of this.’
Eleven Richmond officers were identified for discipline after the scandal in Oakland went public.
Of those 11, one officer was recommended for termination, one for demotion, two for suspensions of 80 hours and 120 hours, and five to receive letters of reprimand, according to the complaint.
Burris said that Abuslin also plans to sue the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department, the Livermore Police Department, and possibly the San Francisco Police Department.
The scandal came to light in September 2015 when an Oakland police officer committed suicide and left a note implicating several of his fellow officers.
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