"Celeste: "I was 12 the first time."Celeste tells me she now works an Oakland street corner, and finds clients on social media.Celeste says she was 16 when she had sex with her first officer, an Oakland cop, who was her mother's friend."And he would tell me, he be like, 'Hurry up and turn, hurry up and turn 18,'" she said. I feel guilty because he was trying to do the right thing."Celeste tells me two more OPD officers had sex with her when she was underage, as did a Contra Costa Sheriff's deputy. Celeste: "I would get texts, you know."Dan: "Saying what?This can lead to sexual abuse and blackmail -if sexts have been sent by the child, or the production of child pornography.
If they praise pictures on their profile, saying they are pretty, fit or sexy they may be trying to make them feel good about themself or special.
"Celeste: "Yeah, it's slang, like street for money."Even though her mother holds a good job as an Oakland police dispatcher, Celeste was exposed to drugs and prostitution growing up in Richmond, and then decided to hit the streets herself.
Dan: "Can you tell me at what age you actually took money for sex?
I’m slowly being introduced to our clients, and the first time I met one, he said, "Oh, you must be one of the hires!
Only after another client said it did I realize he was referring to my boss's legal troubles.