Teen prostitute ‘Celeste Guap’, real name Jasmin Abuslin, [photo], now 19, is the daughter of a police dispatcher who claims she slept with 30 Bay Area police officers over several years dating back to when she was 15.
On Wednesday, she was awarded $989,000 by an Oakland, Californian court. The final award was a mere fraction of the $66 million she had been seeking. The scandal engulfed several officers across various agencies in the area.
The nightmare Celeste Guap saga began for Okaland PD with the 2015 suicide of Brendan O’Brien who slept with her when she was 15. |
As the cancer spread Sean Whent, Ben Fairow and Paul Figueroa all quit as Oakland Police chiefs in the space of eight days in the wake of the scandal.
None of the brass is suspected of having sex with her, rather they allegedly buried the case under a bureaucratic morass when it first reared it’s ugly head.
Another officer Brian Bunton, allegedly ‘coached’ the teen prostitute on street smarts by telling her how to avoid police sting operations, Abuslin said.
He is awaiting trial on obstruction of justice.
Rolling thunder: Successive Oakland police chiefs Sean Whent [left], Ben Fairow [center], and Paul Figueroa [right], all quit within the space of eight days as the scandal unfolded
Celeste Guap players from Okaland Police Dept.
Brendan O’Brien [far left], started sleeping with his muse when she was 15.
Police chiefs Sean Whent [second left], and Paul Figueroa (far right) both quit as Oakland Police Chiefs over the case. Neither is suspected of having sex with her.
Brian Bunton [second right] protected Celeste on the streets.
The teenage prostitute at the heart of the Oakland police sex scandal has won just under $1 million from the city.
Jasmin Abuslin, now 19, is the daughter of a police dispatcher who claims she slept with two dozen 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.
Jasmin Abuslin, formerly known as Celeste Guap, won $1 million from the City of Oakland in a settlement. The former prostitute claims to have slept with 30 police officers over the last three years.
On Wednesday, Abuslin was awarded $989,000, a fraction of the $66 million she was seeking, by an Oakland court.
The sex scandal came to national prominence in late spring, when a now 19-year-old woman, known then by her professional name, ‘Celeste Guap’, told several news outlets she’d had sex with dozens of police officers from seven Bay Area law enforcement agencies, some when she was underage.
She said the officers she slept with knew she was involved in the sex trade.
Abuslin aka ‘Celeste Guap’ and the man who kicked her case into the public orbit and exposed the perverts in the Okaland Police Dept, officer Brendan O’Brien. He committed suicide in 2015 as the scandal erupted
Oakland Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan said afterwards: ‘It is time to pay the settlement agreement to let this young woman get on with her life and her healing, but also for Oakland to step up and change the culture in the police department and change how we recruit and train our officers.’
Abuslin identified herself last year after the 2015 suicide of one of the officers involved.
She claimed to have slept with dozens of the men across the city and said some even encouraged her to keep working on the streets.
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 officer in his patrol car and that other cops warned her of hot spots where the department would be carrying out undercover operations to catch prostitutes.
Six current and former officers have been charged criminally for their involvement with her. Two have pleaded guilty.
Prosecutors previously claimed some of the men gave her Cheetos in exchange for sex.
Abuslin said: “Three out of all the 30 paid me.”
They also offered to send her to rehab to treat her drug addiction, she said.
Jasmine Abuslin [photo] in September, 2016 after filing her $66 million lawsuit against the city of Oakland.
Brendan O’Brien (left) killed himself in 2015 after ‘Celeste Guap’ contacted police to expose him. The pair had slept together when she was 17. Brian Bunton (right) ‘coached her’ to be a street smart hooker, she claims. Bunton is awaiting trial on obstruction of justice charges
The teen communicated with the officers through Facebook messenger and text, which she kept. The formed the bedrock of her suit
In one exchange the officer requested and received explicit photographs of the teen girl
Gotcha! Abuslin saved the messages she exchanged with officer Brian Bunton, he appeared to warn her off roads where other agencies were carrying out undercover police work to catch prostitutes
Abuslin was cross when she considerd that her police pals were not living up to their end of the bargain
Officer Dan Black [photo], of Livermore PD admitted had sex with the girl when she was over 18 at his motor home
She was arrested for aggravated battery three days after arriving.
Abuslin filed her lawsuit against the city of Oakland in the same month. Her lawyer said at the time that the treatment she received was akin to ‘modern day slavery’.
On Wednesday, the same lawyer welcomed the settlement.
‘The settlement occurred with no admission of liability, but obviously if you pay $1 million, you figure you got some responsibility,’ John Burris said outside court.
Abuslin no longer works as a prostitute. Her mother has never spoken publicly of the case.
Oakland Police Department Officer Brendan O’Brien killed himself in 2015 after she threatened to expose the fact they had sex when she was 17.
Livermore officer Dan Black admitted having sex with her once she was of age in his motor home in exchange for alcohol and dinners.
Mugshot: In September, 2016, the officers paid for the teenager to go to rehab in Florida. Curiously, she was promptly arrested, charged with felony aggravated battery and carted off to jail within three days. She filed her lawsuit days later.
Jasmine Abuslin aka ‘Celeste Guap’ at 13. The teenage girl said that she became part of the Bay Area’s commercial sexual exploitation marketplace since she was 12
Jasmine Abuslin with her Mom, Monica Cidallo, who also works for the Oakland Police Dept as a dispatcher. The teen said her first relationship with a cop was her mother’s friend who used to come to their house. She claims they dated, so she doesn’t consider it rape.
Brian Bunton is awaiting trial on obstruction of justice charges for allegedly ‘coaching’ the teenager how to be a better prostitute.
Contra County Sheriff Ricardo Perez was charged with felony oral sex with a minor.
Oakland Police Officers Warit Utappa and Tyrell Smith were charged with unlawfully searching for information about her.
Retired Oakland officer Leroy Johnson was charged for failing to report suspected child abuse after allegedly being told by the girl in 2015 that she was having sex with his colleagues.
Giovani LoVerde, an Oakland Police Officer, is accused of having oral sex with her when she was underage.