Prosecutors to Bring 1 Additional Charge in Bay Area Police Sex Scandal After Months-Long Review
A months-long review into allegations of sexual contact between East Bay law enforcement officers and the teenager at the center of a scandal that has roiled the Bay Area for months has yielded only one prosecutable case, Contra Costa County Dist. Atty. Mark Peterson said Friday.
Peterson said that officers had sexual contact with Jasmine Abuslin, now 19, in Contra Costa County but did not do so while she was underage, did not pay for sex and did not leak confidential police information to her in exchange.
Prosecutors reviewed allegations of sexual encounters between Abuslin and officers from the San Francisco, Oakland and Richmond police departments, as well as deputies from the Alameda County Sheriff’s office, that took place in Contra Costa County, Peterson said. Investigators reviewed 14 hours of video recorded statements she gave to Alameda County investigators and conducted their own interviews with her, he said.
“According to her, all of those encounters were when she was over 18. According to her, all of those interactions were consensual. According to her, all of those interactions were not done for money,” Peterson said at a news conference.
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