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Teen At Center Of Oakland Police Sex Trafficking Scandal Seeks $66 Million From City

The California teenage prostitute who allegedly traded sex with Oakland cops for protection is suing the city for a whopping $66 million, claiming force members treated her as a sex slave.

Celeste Guap, a pseudonym used by the 19-year-old, said she slept with dozens of Oakland officers when she was just 17 years old and working as a prostitute because they gave her tips on how to avoid raids.

A new lawsuit filed against the city of Oakland Friday claimed the sex scandal in which seven officers face criminal charges including sex crimes and failure to report sexual misconduct was an act of "modern day slavery" against the teenager, whose real name is Jasmine.

Two of the seven officers accused in criminal court were formally charged Friday.
 link to www.eastbaytimes.com

Oakland: Teen at center of police sex scandal seeks $66 million from city of Oakland

A retired Oakland police sergeant and a resigned Livermore officer are first to be charged in police sex scandal

By Malaika Fraley | mfraley _ at _ bayareanewsgroup.com
PUBLISHED: September 16, 2016 at 4:04 pm | UPDATED: September 17, 2016 at 6:52 am

OAKLAND A teen who says she's had sexual contact with some 30 East Bay law enforcement officers filed a $66 million claim against the city of Oakland on Friday as prosecutors filed criminal charges against two of the officers implicated.

The claim says that the teen was trapped in the sex trade as a minor and reached out to Oakland police for help.

"Instead they continued to exploit her by trading money, information, and/or protection for sex. Instead of helping (her) find a way out of exploitation, they furthered and deepened her spiral down into the sex trade," the claim reads.

Attorneys for the teen, who previously went by the name Celeste Guap but has since disavowed the alias, could not be reached to talk about the $66 million claim. If the claim is denied by the city, it clears a path for a civil lawsuit. This newspaper is not using the teen's real name because she is the victim of a sex crime.

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 link to www.nbcbayarea.com

Woman at Center of Oakland Police Sex Scandal Sues City for $66 Million

Two officers formally charged in the scandal that's rocked the Bay Area police departments for weeks

By Jodi Hernandez and Cheryl Hurd
Published Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

The city of Oakland was slapped with a $66 million suit on behalf of the woman at the center of a massive sex abuse scandal on Friday, hours after two former police officers were formally charged.

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office filed criminal charges Friday in the ongoing sexual misconduct case involving Jasmine, formerly referred to as Celeste Guap, who the daughter of a police dispatcher.

The multi-million dollar lawsuit claims that both the city and its police department were negligent and exploitative in its handling of the case, according to court documents.

Criminal defense attorney Christian Picone said Friday's move was "step one before bringing a lawsuit."

The lawsuit alleged that members of the Oakland Police Department, "either directly engaged in, stood by with a blind eye, or acted to cover up this modern-day slavery of (Jasmine)."

The lawsuit continued: "These acts constitute unlawful forced labor, trafficking into servitude and sex trafficking of a child by force, fraud and coercion and have caused (Jasmine) to suffer unimaginable abuse, paid, and suffering that she and her family will endure for the rest of her life."

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 link to www.nydailynews.com

Teen in California police sex scandal sues city for $66M

The California teenage prostitute who allegedly traded sex with Oakland cops for protection is suing the city for a whopping $66 million, claiming force members treated her as a sex slave.

Celeste Guap, a pseudonym used by the 19-year-old, said she slept with dozens of Oakland officers when she was just 17 years old and working as a prostitute because they gave her tips on how to avoid raids.

A new lawsuit filed against the city of Oakland Friday claimed the sex scandal in which seven officers face criminal charges including sex crimes and failure to report sexual misconduct was an act of "modern day slavery" against the teenager, whose real name is Jasmine.

Two of the seven officers accused in criminal court were formally charged Friday.

Prosecutors hit retired Oakland Police officer LeRoy Johnson with a count of failing to report child abuse, court documents said. Former Livermore Police officer Dan Black was charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution, two counts of lewd conduct and one count of furnishing alcohol to a minor, the documents said.

If convicted, each faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said last week she intends to charge five more current and former officers implicated in the scandal.




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