Teen in Bay Area police sex scandal to be paid nearly $1 million by Oakland
The teenage prostitute at the heart of the Oakland police sex scandal has won almost $1 million from the city.
Jasmin Abuslin, now 19, is the daughter of a police dispatcher who claims she slept with as many as 30 officers over several years dating back to when she was 16.
She used the prostitute name Celeste Guap and claims that some of the officers paid her after their encounters.
The scandal was unearthed last year when she began sharing her allegations. It has been tied to the suicide of one police officer and prompted the firing of several from different law enforcement agencies across the city.
On Wednesday, Abuslin was awarded $989,000 by a court in the California city – a fraction of the $66 million she had been asking for.
Abuslin said one officer tried to act as her pimp, renting her out a hotel room and telling her what to wear to find clients.
She said she had sex with another man in his patrol car and that others warned her of hot spots where authorities were carrying out undercover missions to catch prostitutes.
Seven current and former officers have been charged criminally for their involvement with her. So far, one has pleaded guilty.
Prosecutors previously claimed some of the men gave her Cheetos in exchange for sex. Abuslin said at least three gave her cash.
They also offered to send her to rehab to treat her drug addiction, she said.
“I feel happy that I can close this chapter in my life,” Jasmine said at an emotional afternoon press conference.
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