OAKLAND, Calif. -- (KRON) -- Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced Friday morning that seven officers are being charged in the sexual misconduct scandal plaguing Bay Area law enforcement agencies.
According to O’Malley, seven officers will be charged: a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s deputy, a former Livermore police officer, and five current and former Oakland police officers.
These are the first criminal charges announced in this sexual misconduct scandal.
The charges come after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced that 12 Oakland police officers are being disciplined in the sex scandal.
Four Oakland police officers were fired and seven were suspended without pay, Schaaf said.
The 19-year-old woman at the center of the scandal, Celeste Guap, said she has had sex with about 30 law enforcement officials from various law enforcement agencies across the Bay Area. Four of the sexual encounters happened while she was a minor.
Oakland police said in May that an investigation into allegations that officers committed sexual misconduct with a minor began after an officer committed suicide.
Guap flew to Florida in August to participate in a drug rehabilitation program. She was then arrested in Martin County, Florida for aggravated battery.
KRON’s Haaziq Maduyn first broke the story of the sex scandal in May.
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