L.A. County Deputy Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault of Female Inmates

31-year-old L.A. County deputy, Giancarlo Scotti, was arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting two female prisoners at the jail facility in Lynwood, CA. This was announced by L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell on September 13, 2017. He was arrested at 6 p.m., the day the incident occurred and hours after one of the inmates reported the action to one of the teaching instructors at the jail.

Scotti is a 10-year veteran and faces charges of rape under color of authority and oral copulation under color of authority.

The alleged assaults took place over one hour in the early morning while the deputy was on-duty. One of the females inmates reported it around 9 a.m., according to McDonnell. The scene was locked down, and the investigation immediately commenced. McDonnell emphasized, “We immediately put investigators on the case.”

Scotti was put in the watch commander’s office when notified of the allegations, and once the initial investigation yielded sufficient evidence, the arrest was made.

He was locked at the Norwalk jail and was later released after posting the $100,000 bail. There have not been any criminal charges filed, but Scotti is set to make his first court appearance on October 5, 2017. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

There is currently no indication that any other law enforcement personnel were involved.

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