LA County: Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested For Inmate Sexual Assault Allegation

A sheriff’s deputy in Los Angeles County has been arrested and accused of sexually assaulting an inmate while he was on duty at a women’s jail in Lynwood, California, Keri Blakinger reports for the LA Times.

According to the Times, jailers at the Lynwood facility, Century Regional Detention, have been accused of multiple sexual assaults resulting in at least two criminal convictions and multimillion-dollar settlements related to abuses by deputy Giancarlo Scotti and custody assistant Roy’ce Bass.