Teen Sues Oakland for $66M in Police Sex Scandal

As first 2 cops are charged in mess involving cops having sex with underage sex worker
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2016 11:32 AM CDT
This June 15, 2016, file photo shows Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf answering questions at City Hall in Oakland, Calif. Another Oakland police chief has stepped down after two days on the job.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – The latest salvo in the ongoing sex scandal involving multiple Bay Area police officers was a one-two punch on Friday, reports NBC News. Just hours after two cops became the first to be charged in the scandal, the 19-year-old woman who says that she had sexual contact with dozens of cops—including some while she was a minor—filed a $66 million claim against the city of Oakland. Per the claim, members of the Oakland Police Department "continued to exploit her by trading money, information, and/or protection for sex. Instead of helping (her) find a way out of exploitation, they furthered and deepened her spiral down into the sex trade." The lawsuit contends that "these acts constitute unlawful forced labor," and that cops involved "either directly engaged in, stood by with a blind eye, or acted to cover up this modern-day slavery."

Cops LeRoy Johnson, who is retired, and Daniel Black were charged; the latter allegedly took the woman to dinner twice before engaging in sexual activity, telling her, "Just to be clear, I'm not paying you, but I will buy you dinner." Charges are reportedly coming for five other officers. The woman returned to California this week from Florida, where she underwent drug rehab, notes the East Bay Times; while there, she was jailed after biting a rehab center employee. The Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who has cycled rapidly through police chiefs in the mess, had no comment on pending litigation. (Read more Oakland stories.)

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |