Sexual abuse at the Santa Clarita, Camp Scudder Juvenile facility has been uncovered. Read part of a quote from the girl who was sexually assaulted by Officer Oscar Calderon at Santa Clarita. Repeat. Oscar Calderon. His name should be written all over the skies of Los Angeles – humiliate him as he humiliated this young girl. Whoa, that almost sounds biblical. To continue, she said, “I can still smell his disgusting breath when he kissed me.”
According to her she spent “almost a year in a locked-down facility with a disgusting, horny, grown man that’s supposedly my probation officer.” Of course, she has a lawsuit pending. Hope she wins her case and gets a large settlement from LA County. James Quelly, LA Times.com, wrote there were 4 teens total accosted by Calderon for “lewd and lascivious acts with a child.” The ages were 14 to 18 years old. Disgusting.
I guess that old saying rears its head in this instance, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The saying means that a person’s sense of morality lessens as his or her power increases.
However, there is another pending lawsuit against LA County for $3.9 million dollars at another juvenile facility, Barry J Nidorf in Sylmar. This one has the beating caught on camera – watch the YouTube insert below- BEWARE it’s graphic. It was not released for one year after a blogger obtained the footage for Witness LA. Officers were exposed in this video for beating a juvenile “at the behest of a Superior in April 2016.”
There was another juvenile, who is now a paraplegic, and won the $3.9 million lawsuit. Officers knew he was at high risk for assault by other teens in jail, but they did nothing to stop it. Wow, a blood sport! Caged human beings. Sick.
We are reminded that “the probation officers charges in this case were entrusted with the safe keeping and well-being of youths while in their custody,” Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey said in a statement. “Sadly, in this instance, we believe the defendants abused their authority and broke the law.” So sad for the young paraplegic who will not know a normal life – despite $3.9 million dollars!
By Sharla Esperanza