Celeste Guap, now 19, said she slept with numerous Oakland Police Department policemen for protection.
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Saturday, September 17, 2016, 9:57 AM
The California teenage prostitute who allegedly traded sex with Oakland cops for police 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 or failure to report sexual misconduct — was an act of “modem day slavery” against the teenager, whose real name is Jasmine.
“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,” according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by NBC Bay Area.
The $ 66 million suit claimed the city and the police department were negligent, and many officers turned a blind eye to the sex scandal.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (l.) speaks beside Oakland Chief of Police Sean Whent in Oakland, Calif.
Guap was released from a Florida jail earlier this month after she assaulted a worker at a rehab center for substance abuse and sex addiction. The 19-year-old entered the facility last year, and pleaded no contest to the attack on its employee.
Upon her release, Guap announced she plans to work to help other victims of sex trafficking.
Meanwhile, back in California, seven officers face charges in the scandal. Two were formally charged Friday.
Prosecutors charged retired Oakland Police officer LeRoy Johnson with 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.
Interim Oakland Police Chief Ben Fairow, who was dismissed by Mayor Libby Schaaf in June.
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If convicted, each faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison.
The Alameda County district attorney said last week she intends to charge five more current and former officers implicated in the scandal.
Johnson is alleged to have had an online communications with the woman showing that she told him of having sex with Oakland police officers when she was younger than age 18.
Black allegedly picked up the teen on two occasions, took her to dinner and then had sex with her in his car. He once told her, “just to be clear, I’m not paying you but I will buy you dinner,” court documents said.
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