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3 More Bay Area Officers Charged in Sex Exploitation Case

Jasmine, the daughter of a police dispatcher, on Friday slapped the city of Oakland with a $66 million lawsuit alleging both the city and its police department were negligent and exploitative in its handling of the case, court documents show

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    The Alameda County District Attorney on Monday filed felony charges against three Bay Area law enforcement officers in the ongoing sexual exploitation case involving an East Bay teenager. Jodi Hernandez reports. (Published Monday, Sept. 19, 2016)

    The Alameda County District Attorney on Monday filed felony charges against three more Bay Area law enforcement officers in the ongoing sexual exploitation case involving an East Bay teenager.

    The case involves Jasmine, formerly referred to as Celeste Guap, who is at the center of a massive sex abuse scandal. The DA last week filed charges against two other officers tied to the case.

    On Monday, the DA filed felony charges of oral copulation with a minor against former Contra Costa County Sheriff's deputy Ricardo Perez.

    According to court documents, Jasmine said the two had sex about 10 times when she was 17 years old.

    Perez acknowledged he had sexual encounters with the teen in his vehicle in a dirt turnout in the Oakland Hills, according to court documents.

    The DA also filed a felony charge of oral copulation with a minor against Oakland police officer Giovanni Loverde. Court documents said the two engaged in sex acts in a public area near Lake Merritt when she was underage.

    Felony charges were also filed by the DA against Oakland police officer Brian Bunton for allegedly tipping the teenager off about undercover prostitution stings in exchange for sex.

    Investigators have screen shots of messages from Bunton who went by the screen name "Superman."

    Court documents said Bunton encouraged acts of prostitution by informing her she "needed a better manager."

    Jasmine, the daughter of a police dispatcher, on Friday slapped the city of Oakland with a $66 million lawsuit alleging both the city and its police department were negligent and exploitative in its handling of the case, court documents show.

    Jasmine has accused dozens of law enforcement members from across the East Bay, including Richmond, of engaging in sexual relationships with her over the years, at times when she was a minor. 

    The DA on Friday formerly charged two officers tied to the case.

    Daniel Black, formerly of the Livermore police force has been charged with five counts, including engaging in prostitution, lewd public behavior and giving alcohol to a minor, according to court records.

    Court documents reveal that Black picked up the young woman in a motorhome last April and took Jasmine out to dinner, telling her, "Just to be clear, I'm not paying you, but I will buy you dinner." Later, the pair engaged in oral copulation and sex.

    Meanwhile, Leroy Johnson, a retired Oakland Police Department sergeant, faces a charge for failing to report child abuse after having knowledge that Jasmine was having sex with his colleagues, according to court documents.

    NBC Bay Area's Kristofer Noceda and Cheryl Hurd contributed to this report.