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Teen prostitute at center of Oakland police sex scandal: “Married cop acted like a pimp, taught her how to be a better hooker”

May 21, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Teen prostitute at center of Oakland police sex scandal: “Married cop acted like a pimp, taught her how to be a better hooker”

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The cop at the heart of the Oakland Police sex scandal was reportedly pimping the teenage prostitute he was sleeping with.

Alameda County Superior Court heard how Brian Bunton, 41, would teach Jasmine Abuslin, 19, on “how to be a better prostitute.”

The married man also informed her of what she believed was an impending undercover operation, the SF Gate reported.

On Thursday, Judge Thomas Rogers ordered that there was enough evidence for Bunton to be tried for obstruction of justice and prostitution.

“He’s pimping her like a pimp would do,” Rogers stated after the hearing.

Jasmine Abuslin, 19 said Bunton would inform her when undercover operations were being conducted by police

Abuslin previously went under the alias Celeste Guap.

Absulin indicated that she met Bunton last year after she got lost at night in Oakland while the officer was on duty.

The pair exchanged numbers, and he arranged for a cab to take her home, a move that earned him the nickname “Superman.”

Abuslin’s appearance was the first time she testified in a case related to an extensive prostitution scandal that infiltrated multiple Bay Area police departments in 2016.

She asserted that she and Bunton frequently texted, having discussions she referred to as “therapeutic, sexual and friendly” although he asked her to send naked pictures of herself on several occasions.

The teen regurgitated into a garbage can while on the stand after she talked about the sexual acts they engaged in.

The teenage prostitute testified how married police officer Brian Bunton, 41 (pictured), coached her on ‘how to be a good hooker’

At one point, Abuslin said that the man told her that “the 20s weren’t popping,” indicating that the streets near 20th Avenue and International Boulevard had fewer men looking for prostitutes.

He urged her to continue trying to attract clients around 40th Avenue.

Bunton rented a room for her at the Marriott near the airport for a weekend in March last year.

Abuslin stated that he came by after a shift and brought her coffee. He then deleted their texts before engaging in oral sex.

“He said I should show more skin to get clients,” Abuslin added in the courtroom.

After Bunton had left, he texted her to tell her which streets to avoid as undercover officers were carrying out a prostitution operation.

However, Lieutenant Jill Encinias, who leads the Department’s special victims unit, said there was no such probe that weekend.

Text messages show how Bunton would tell Abuslin to avoid areas where undercover operations were going on

If there had been a real investigation, the consequences of Bunton’s sharing could have been deadly, Encinias reported.

She explained that there have been operations during which undercover officers had been stabbed, shot, or run off the road by pimps when information was leaked.

When questioned by defense attorney Dirk Manoukian, Abuslin said that Bunton texted her that he had lied about the operation to keep her off the streets.

Further texts involved Bunton asking her how much cash she made.

When Abuslin said “not as much as I wanted” he advised her to get a “better manager.”

Abuslin purportedly threatened to contact internal affairs on Bunton after another officer told her he was part of a “club” of cops who had sex with her and talked among themselves about it.

Abuslin, the daughter of a dispatcher for Oakland police, was a prostitute for about six years before she met Bunton when she was 18-years-old.

According to SF Gate, she’s had sex with 29 police officers in the Bay Area – some when she was under 18.

Six men have been charged in the case, two of whom have taken plea deals.

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