L.A. County deputy Jonathan Tejada Paredes arrested on suspicion of on-duty sexual assault of inmate

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    L.A. County sheriff's deputy arrested on suspicion of on-duty sexual assault of inmate

    A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was arrested this week on suspicion of sexually assaulting an inmate while on duty at the women’s jail in Lynwood, authorities said Wednesday. The investigation into 27-year-old Jonathan Tejada Paredes began Tuesday, when Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials learned of a sexual assault allegation involving a woman incarcerated at the Century Regional Detention Facility. Detectives opened an investigation and arrested Paredes a day later, the department said. The department did not offer additional details about what happened. Officials said he was booked at a sheriff’s station around 1 p.m. and his bail set ...

    Over the last five years, more than half a dozen women have accused Lynwood jailers of sexually assaulting them, allegations that led to at least two criminal convictions and one multimillion-dollar legal payout.

    Giancarlo Scotti

    In 2017, then-deputy Giancarlo Scotti was arrested after inmates told a teacher he’d attacked them. Scotti was initially charged with two counts of rape and two counts of oral copulation under color of authority. “It’s disgusting to all of us, to anyone who wears a badge,” former Sheriff Jim McDonnell said at the time. After Scotti’s arrest, more women came forward with similar claims. A 10-year veteran of the department, Scotti was charged with six felonies and two misdemeanors. He was sentenced to two years in prison, less than a third of the maximum possible sentence. “When he’s putting on ...

    Roy’ce Bass:

    Then in 2020, Roy’ce Bass, a custody assistant, was arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual activity with two detainees at the Lynwood lockup. He was charged with four counts of having sex with an adult confined in a detention facility. Two of the charges were linked to a July 2017 encounter in an inmate’s cell, and the other two were tied to a January 2018 incident. Bass eventually pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 180 days in jail and two years of probation, according to records from the district attorney’s office. Inmates cannot legally consent to sexual intercourse ...

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