*Uh-oh! It appears at least 30 of ‘Oakland’s Finest’ has, in the words of Ricky Ricardo, “some ‘splainin’ to do,” because according to 19-year-old Jasmine Abuslin, they wore her out as their sex slave.
Now the woman who has built herself a career in prostitution says the sum of $66 million dollars is the only thing that will help her to fuggetaboutit!
Abuslin said she has had sex with officers in Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco, Contra Costa and San Joaquin counties.
Yep! As a former Bay Area resident, I’d say that about covers the entire region.
Abuslin’s old name was Celeste Guap. And she says not only was she a sex slave, but also a victim of sex trafficking. On Friday, September 16, criminal charges were filed by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office in the ongoing sexual misconduct case.
According to an article in Rolling Out, seven current and former San Francisco Bay Area police officers to date is being charged for sexual misconduct. One officer, Brendan O’Brien, ended his part in the scandal by committing suicide after Abuslin started talking about the romps on social media.
The lawsuit, according to RO, alleges 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).
And further states, “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.”
Abuslin has been living at a drug treatment center in Florida. But she was arrested and is currently incarcerated for assaulting one of the center’s guards. In the meantime Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley is waiting for her to return to California, but she has plenty to keep her busy until that happens.
She has devised, for starters at least, quite a diverse group of officers being charged in the illegal sexual encounters including former Contra Costa sheriff’s deputy Ricardo Perez (charged with oral copulation with a minor, which is a felony); former Livermore police officer Dan Black (faces misdemeanor counts of engaging in prostitution and unauthorized access of a confidential criminal justice database); Oakland police officers Brian Bunton (charged with felony obstruction of justice and misdemeanor engaging in an act of prostitution); Giovani LoVerde (charged with oral copulation with a minor which is a felony); Warit Utappa, and former Oakland police officers Tyrell Smith and Leroy Johnson (all face misdemeanor counts of engaging in prostitution and unauthorized access of a confidential criminal justice database).
Whew! I’m exhausted just writing their names and charges!
And when Abuslin took the selfie at the top of this story, the one with the officers, are you wondering if one, she had been with them … and two, did she have this lawsuit in mind while they posed with her?
Lawd have mercy! That’s an interview waiting to happen. Call me girl! You’ll probably be writing a book and doing speaking engagements while you await that big pay day.
But I’m patient.