Tucson Police Chief Sued For Not Protecting Child Sex “Slave”

Magnus looking not so happy as Richmond Mayor Tom Butt delivers opening remarks at City Hall community roundtable (2015).

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus is being sued by a woman who alleges that he failed to “stop several officers using her as a sex “slave” while serving in the Richmond Police Force. Magnus, current Richmond Police Chief Allwyn Brown, and Lt. Brian Dickerson are being sued by Jasmine Abuslin, according to the Independent.

Abuslin’s lawsuit argues that officers “are required and empowered to protect the weakest among us. When weak and vulnerable victims come to them for support and protection, they have the obligation to help, not further the horrors suffered by victims.”

According to court documents, Abuslin “was a victim, trapped in the sex trade since she was a minor. She was exploited by pimps and made to sell her body for money. When the named Defendant Police Officers met Plaintiff, they were legally obligated to help her, not exploit her. Instead of providing her a way out of her exploitation, the Defendant officers continued to victimize and exploit a teenage girl who needed to be rescued.”

Abuslin, who is identified as Jane Doe in the documents alleges that the “officers, their supervisors and city employers either directly engaged in, stood by with a blind eye, or acted to cover up this modern-day slavery of Jane Doe by their own sworn officers in order to engage in sexual acts with her. They expressly and/or implicitly coerced Jane Doe to continue such acts for her so-called protection. These acts constitute unlawful forced labor and sex trafficking amongst Richmond Police Department officers and have caused Jane Doe to suffer unimaginable abuse and pain that she and her family will endure for the rest of their lives.”

Abuslin has been the victim of sexual exploitation since the age of 12, according to ABC news.

According to the Independent, “The allegations first surfaced in 2015 when an Oakland police officer, Brendan O’Brien killed himself. Ms Abuslin had threatened to reveal they were in a sexual relationship when she was 17. In California, the age of consent is 18. O’Brien left behind a note admitting his involvement with Ms Abuslin and implicating several other officers.”

Unsubstantiated reports of questionable behavior have surfaced against Magnus since he took the job in Tucson. Alleged irregularities in the promotion process to claims of favoritism, have according to sources, damaged the morale within the economically strapped and short-staffed Tucson Police Department since Magnus arrived.

Magnus made headlines earlier this month when he tweeted a picture of his private vehicle with a window smashed in by a thief. According to multiple sources, while victims of crime in Tucson rarely receive a visit from police and are forced to report crimes online, Magnus called out several officers to investigate the theft of his backpack from the vehicle.

Prior to Magnus’ arrival, the Tucson Police Department reeled from its own prostitution scandal. Officers were accused of using the services of prostitutes through two brothels; Daisy’s Delight and By Spanish. In that case, to date only the madams and one pimp were charged with crimes.

Like many of them women who were trafficked in the Tucson case, “JANE DOE is readily recognizable as a Latino American female.”

“Rather than such information eliciting a concern that this young woman was repeatedly being victimized as a sexually trafficked minor and thereby rescuing her from such horror, defendants, each and every one, selfishly chose to raise their own debased and perverse desires above the desperation of a young, broken and vulnerable woman,” reads Abuslin’s lawsuit.

[Click here to view the lawsuit]

12 Comments on "Tucson Police Chief Sued For Not Protecting Child Sex “Slave”"

  1. The Oracle of Tucson | August 21, 2017 at 12:45 am |

    While Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus might be missing his back pack, it’s ok because apparently he has more baggage then the Samsonite luggage company.
    As a community controlled by progressive leftest who routinely fill departmental puppet head vacancies based on political ideology and PC beliefs over merit, should we ever really be shocked by this crap?

    The Oracle

  2. to “Service and Collect” understaffed – how could that be.. just log on and fill out the report which will be sent to the data toilet for further processing.

  3. Leftist’s progressive, Fascist’s, we need to turn the tide and expose them for who they really are. There might be some who won’t believe their identity, but the Truth needs to come out. We as a Nation have swallowed the Big Lie hook line and sinker! What is wrong is made to look right, and what has been right is made to look wrong. Stand up for what is Right. What are you willing to die for?

  4. He was the best Police Chief candidate City of Tucson could find.

    • Hogwash. As bad as C.O.T. may be,
      there are qualified law enforcement
      officers out there.

      You may recall there was an active(and
      known to Tucson leaders) investigation
      into Magnus’ sexual harassment of at least
      one male subordinate at the time he was
      interviewing for the Tucson job.

      The Oracle is correct in that it was all about
      ideology.

    • Kind of the like the best candidates for superintendent at TUSD, huh???

  5. What a cesspool this city and its bureaucratic leaders have become. Magnus is gay so that fits the bill for the council that made the hire. Not the best available but the one that fits their mode of thinking along with the “occupy wall street” group, the LBGT bitching at every turn to make one think that the noisy (less than 1%) is the majority and there you have how the department heads are chosen. SSDD in the sewer that is the COT and Pima county. Philosophy before competence and it shows.

  6. The only thing Magnus is guilty of is being a self-centered prick.

  7. Philip Marks | August 21, 2017 at 6:56 pm |

    Magnus is not accused of doing ANYTHING illegal; he is accused of not having properly supervised and trained his officers because when you are making this kind of lawsuit you must sue everyone from the city or county down to the lowest employee in the chain of command.

    She is looking for a payday. Her allegations show that she was trading sex for money, immunity, and confidential police information on her friends.

    I don’t wish to deny that she is legally a victim and may indeed have been abused. And yes the police officers who patronized her broke the law. But she doesn’t even include a time frame for her activity as an underage person in the suit, which tells me a lot of the conduct alleged happened when she was an adult and is claiming PTSD to tie it to her underage years.

    I lived in the Bay Area and Magnus was highly respected and the people of Richmond were extremely happy with the great improvements in policing and reduction crime. The lawsuit itself is one of SEVEN she has filed against SEVEN different governments and their police departments.

  8. When hired City Hall paid him 20,000 more than the Phx chief who has 3-4 times the employees. reference this carbust – he demanded “real-time” DNA that costs the city taxpayers $1,800.00. no other victim in this city gets this crime scene expense for this type of crime. Liberal Tucson is all about keeping everyone blue-collar and struggling while the political elites live large with their top govt salaries and perks.

  9. He fits right in with the city town clowncial.

  10. The City of Tucson is painfully underserved and underpatrolled by Police Officers. A city this large should NOT be at 1993 staffing levels. Shame on the City Council and shame on Police Chief Magnus for thinking this is acceptable and from what I understand if the worst should happen (losing an officer to a shooting) well, that’s just collateral damage. What a heinous and disgusting way to run a department. Of course, selfishly, Magnus wants a team of officers out to investigate a backpack taken from him when the city is grossly undermanned. He is unfit for this job.

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