LA County Probation Officer Accused of Sex Abuse Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Girls at Juvenile Camp
LA County approves $3.9-million settlement for minor assaulted in Juvenile hall
On September 20, 2017 Oscar Calderon Jr., 33, was immediately sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty in downtown courtroom to two counts of assault according to the Los Angeles Country District Attorney's office.
Prosecutors accuses Oscar Calderon Jr. (the deputy probation officer) of making sexual overtures and inappropriately touching four teens inside Camp Scudder in Santa Clarita. Calderon was arrested in January and charged with four counts of assault under color of authority and two counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child. Prosecutors said that the victims ranged age from 15 to 18 and the abuse began in 2014.
According to attorney Erin Darling, who is representing one of the victims, Darling’s client described the year she spent living in fear of Calderon, who she said constantly groped her while threatening to give her poor progress reports and delay her release if she did not comply. Darling said supervisors at the Camp Scudder facility ignored complaints from his client’s family and allowed the abuse to go on.
A young woman has her handcuffs removed inside the Camp Scudder juvenile facility in Santa Clarita. A deputy probation officer pleaded guilty to sexually abusing inmates at the facility