LOS ANGELES — The County District Attorney’s Office announced Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy pleaded no contest today for sexually assaulting six female inmates in August and September 2017.
Giancarlo Scotti entered an open plea to six felony counts of sexual activity with a detainee in a detention facility and two misdemeanor counts of sexual activity with a detainee in a detention facility. An open plea means a sentence was not negotiated with the District Attorney’s Office.
Scotti engaged in unlawful sex acts with female inmates, ranging in age from 24 to 42 years old, at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood.
Deputy District Attorney Hyunah Suh of the Justice System Integrity Division prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau.
According to the report, in one instance, Scotti ordered two cellmates to perform oral sex on him. He later took the women to a shower area where he had unlawful sexual intercourse with both of them, the prosecutor said.
In another incident, the defendant had a female inmate perform oral sex on him while she was in her cell.
On Sept. 26 in the Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Scotti is expected to be sentenced to two years in state prison. He faces up to seven years and four months in prison if he fails to appear for sentencing.
Santa Monica Architect Stabbed in Expo Line Altercation
By Toi Creel
West Los Angeles (SM Mirror) — Four minors have been taken into custody after a Santa Monica man was stabbed in a violent confrontation on the Expo Line in West Los Angeles.
The incident occurred on the Metro E (Expo) Line Tuesday night at around 8:30 PM.
Former Santa Monica Planning Commission Chair Gwynne Pugh says he was riding the E line back to Santa Monica when two teenage couples, two men and two women, got on the train with a shopping cart filled with alcohol.
Witnesses say the teens were loud, appeared to be intoxicated, and when a […]
Female Motorist Charged With Assaulting People at Taco Truck
LOS ANGELES — A 25-year-old woman accused of assaulting people at a taco truck with her vehicle last August has been charged, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced.
Amber Rose Darbinyan of Los Angeles faces three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, a car, one felony count each of hit-and-run driving resulting in injury to another person and vandalism over $400 damage, as well as three misdemeanor counts of battery.
Darbinyan pleaded not guilty today. The defendant is scheduled to return to court on March 27 for a preliminary hearing setting in Department 37 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.
On Aug. 25, 2019, Darbinyan and other patrons were parked in front of a taco truck in Hollywood when she allegedly rammed her vehicle against a car that was blocking her path, prosecutors said.
If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of eight years and four months in state prison.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood Station.
Brother of Bezos’ Girlfriend is Allegedly Attacked in WeHo
WEST HOLLYWOOD (The Sun) — THE BROTHER of Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend was attacked in the street by a man who threatened to kill him and whacked him with a bike – just days after filing a defamation lawsuit against the Amazon chief.
Michael Sanchez, 54, was approached by a man on a bike screaming: “F**k you” and “Don’t ignore me” before the suspect picked up the bike and struck him with it, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s report, obtained by The Sun. Michael Sanchez filed a police report about the alleged attack The suspect also allegedly screamed “I’m going to kill you” according to onlookers to the incident, which took place in West Hollywood on February 5.
The alleged attack happened just days after Sanchez […]
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