A settlement was reach this week in the Oakland sex scandal. Teenaged street hooker from East 14th St, Jasmine Abuslin won a million dollar settlement from the Oakland Police Department and profited from her crimes.
Abuslin, also known as Celeste Guap, was at the center of the scandal because of a dead man’s suicide note. Here’s how it all went down. Oakland Police Officer Brendan O’Brien took his life after state investigators were closing in on him for the possible murder of his wife Irma Lopez. O ‘Brien said he went out for cigarettes after having an argument with Lopez and when he returned she was lying on a bed with his recreational pistol in her hand. The family of Irma Lopez said she would have never committed suicide. That spurred state investigators to take a closer look into the death of Lopez.
Originally the death was ruled a suicide by the Oakland Police Department, but rumors began to surface about his relationship with Guap, who at the time was underage. Guap met O’Brien after he saw her being chased down the street by her pimp. O’Brien picked up Guap, but instead of taking her to the police station he decided to take her to a secluded place to “talk.” Guap said that’s when their relationship began.
The suicide note left by O’Brien named specific officers that had relations with Guap. Guap says she had sex with over 30 police officers from four different cities . Guap said police officers had paid here with money, meals and information including prostitution stings.
It is expected that Guap will reach settlements with the other cities for the police misconduct. So far 15 police officers have been fired and 2 Police Chiefs were forced to resign.
This post isn’t about whether Guap had sexual encounters with 30 police officer, or that both her parents worked at as dispatchers with the Oakland Police Department. This is about taxpayers who are forced to pay people who were engaged in crimes, such as in the Oakland sex scandal. No matter what Guap’s age was at the time she had sex with these officers, she knew hooking is illegal. Being underage doesn’t give anyone a free pass from consequences, and it certainly doesn’t warrant a windfall of a million bucks.
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