The teenage prostitute at the heart of a police s*x scandal that rocked the Oakland police force has sued a second police department in California, Dailymail UK exclusively reports.
Jasmin Abuslin, now 19, filed a lawsuit against Richmond, California on Thursday, claiming that officers on the city’s police force traded police protection for s*x while she was underage.
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 s*xually 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 s*x worker’ for the officers, available to them for s*xual 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.
The shocking allegations have prompted the firing of several officers from different law enforcement agencies across the Bay Area.
Oakland Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan said afterwards: ‘It is time to pay the settlement agreement to let this young woman get on with her life and her healing, but also for Oakland to step up and change the culture in the police department and change how we recruit and train our officers.’