More than 30 officers were involved in sex-trading a 12-year-old girl, with many of them never punished.
Celeste Guap claims she was sex-trafficked by California police officers since she was 12.
The case started unraveling when in 2016 when Guap claimed to have had sex with officers who offered her protection in exchange.
According to a legal claim, instead of helping the girl, the deputies “continued to traffic, rape, victimize and exploit” her.
In 2016, when Jasmine Abuslin, formerly known as Celeste Guap, was 16, she claimed to have had sex with officers, and that she was underaged at the time, Anonymous News reveals.
The girl, who is also the daughter of an Oakland police dispatcher, alleged that she was involved in sexual interactions with dozens of police officers from seven departments, including Richmond, Oakland, Livermore, Contra Costa County, and Alameda County. While some of them were immediately terminated following the investigation, some were left unpunished and even kept their jobs. As Daily Mail reports, six of the policemen were given warning letters, but this didn’t affect their positions.
According to a KQED piece, three of the officers involved were fired, six were given letters of reprimand, and two quit before being subjected to punishment.