Ex-Contra Costa County Sheriff's Deputy Faces New Charge in Sex Abuse Scandal

Authorities say a former Contra Costa County sheriff's deputy faces an additional sex charge for his alleged involvement in a wide-ranging police sex scandal involving a teenager.

The East Bay Times reports that the Alameda County District Attorney's office filed the felony unlawful sex with a minor charge against 29-year-old Ricardo Perez on Monday.

He had already been charged with felony oral copulation with a minor and resigned from the sheriff's office.

Perez is the only former law enforcement officer so far to be charged with two felonies.

The teen, Jasmine Abuslin, formerly known as Celeste Guap, described herself as a prostitute said she had sex with about 30 law enforcement officials, including some when she was underage.

Perez's attorney, Joe Motta, did not immediately respond to a phone message Friday seeking comment.

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