L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Sexually Assaulting 6 Women Inside Jail Faces Another Accusation

The woman said the attack happened in a dimly lit part of the jail.

The officer ordered her to take off her clothes, then groped her breasts, the woman said. She claimed the lawman forced her into sexual acts again and again, threatening to remove her from educational classes if she did not comply.

A inmate is seen writing at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Los Angeles in 2017. The jail has been the site of multiple alleged sexual assaults by L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy Giancarlo Scotti, who was arrested in 2017. (Credit: Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

A inmate is seen writing at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Los Angeles in 2017. The jail has been the site of multiple alleged sexual assaults by L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Giancarlo Scotti, who was arrested in 2017. (Credit: Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

The woman’s allegations are the latest to surface aganist Giancarlo Scotti, a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was arrested in September and charged with sexually assaulting six inmates at the women’s jail where he worked.

The former inmate, who made the accusations in a lawsuit filed Friday, also claims Sheriff Jim McDonnell and other county officials had been notified of Scotti’s behavior and put the deputy on probation but allowed him to maintain contact with inmates. It was during this time, in August of last year, that the woman claims she was assaulted.

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