San Joaquin County prosecutors have decided not to file criminal charges against a former U.S. military police officer who allegedly tried to exploit the teen at the center of the Bay Area law enforcement sexual misconduct scandal.
The officer, William K. Johnson, became tied to the scandal after news media reports surfaced that Jasmine Abuslin, a teenager who called herself Celeste Guap at the time, was sexually exploited by dozens of law enforcement officers in the region.
Johnson allegedly texted Abuslin to solicit sex in May 2016, days after KRON ran its first news story about the scandal.
He was fired from his position as a security guard for a Central Valley Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) distribution facility months after the military division began investigating him.
"The conduct he engaged in was not only illegal, but it was immoral as well," said Abuslin's attorney, John Burris, in an interview Friday. "At least he has lost has job. Being held to public ridicule and shamed, if you will, is equally significant. Even though he wasn't prosecuted, his conduct itself was exposed."