In a shocking turn of events, the city of Oakland has awarded nearly a million dollars to a former streetwalker named Jasmine Abuslin. The 19-year-old was at the center of a sex scandal that has rocked the city’s police force.
More than two dozen officers were implicated in the controversy, accused of taking advantage of Abuslin under some pretty bizarre circumstances. Buckle up, because this story gets pretty strange pretty quick!
10. The Whole Matter Was Set Off In The Aftermath Of An Officer’s Suicide
Though the events in question took place more than three years ago in 2014, they weren’t brought to light until 2015 after Brendan O’Brien, a member of the Oakland Police Department, committed suicide. O’Brien’s suicide was a direct result of Abuslin contacting police to share allegations of sexual misconduct. Though O’Brien’s suicide was shocking, it was nothing compared to the insanity that would follow.
9. Social Media Is Sealing The Tomb Of Several Oakland Officers
The daughter of an Oakland police dispatcher, Jasmine Abuslin claimed to have had sex with more than a dozen officers. Though the reports were initially met with skepticism, Abuslin had concrete proof of her liaisons with the police officers. Unbeknownst to the officers she was seeing, Abuslin had kept copies of texts sent back and forth on Facebook Messenger.
The crimes she recorded have shocked the Oakland area.
8. One Officer Was ‘Actually Pimping Her Like A Pimp Would Do’
According to the former prostitute, one member of the Oakland police force was — in his own words — “actually pimping her like a pimp would do.” According to Abuslin, Officer Brian Bunton rented hotels for her to have sex with officers and coached her on how to be a better prostitute.
Of course, that was only a fraction of the lawbreaking going on.
7. Bunton Actually Helped Abuslin Skirt Police On More Than One Occasion
At present, Bunton is being charged by Oakland Police with obstruction of justice because recorded Facebook messages show him giving Abuslin specific tips on how to avoid the cops. Apparently, Bunton would let her know when and where prostitution stings would be happening so that she could effectively avoid trouble.
These maneuvers helped keep Abuslin free for more than two years, during which time she was paid in some interesting ways.
6. Compensated In Cheetos And Alcohol
From the time that she was 16 onward, Jasmine Abuslin had a number of lurid encounters with the police. She had sex with several officers in hotel rooms throughout the city. In addition, she visited one former officer at his motor home, and even had sex with a police officer in his squad car. For these encounters, she was occasionally paid in cash. For the most part, however, she was compensated in junk food, alcohol, and dinners.