Underage Escort’s Facebook Posts Have Oakland Cops Nervous
A sex scandal that has roiled the Oakland Police Department took a turn for the worse this week.
The bizarre suicides of Officer Brendan O’Brien and his wife set off an investigation that is now focused on the Facebook posts of an alleged escort who may have had sex with several officers while she was underage, authorities confirmed last week. The Alameda County Sheriff’s office revealed to local media on Monday that other Bay Area officers from other law enforcement agencies may also be in hot water for their relationship with the woman.
Celeste Guap is the 18-year-old daughter of an Oakland police dispatcher suspected of having sex with as many as “dozens” of police officers in both Oakland and nearby Alameda County, beginning when she just was 16 years old. On her now-deleted Facebook page, Guap gives the impression that she not only gets perks—like free rides—from some of the officers in both the Oakland Police Department and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, but that she’s also slept with them.
Last week, two of the four OPD officers at the center of the investigation resigned. On Monday, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said that it was looking into whether Guap had inappropriate relationships with any deputies.
Guap did not respond to Vocativ’s request for an interview, but said during a text message exchange with a reporter from a local media outlet that nothing about her relationships with the officers was inappropriate. Asked by KRON4 if police in Alameda County should be nervous, Guap responded, “Nervous how…no because it was all consensual, no payment and I was of age.”
Asked if it looked bad that a cop was with a “call girl,” Guap answered “Lmao…yes. And that’s true, understandable I guess…what if some didn’t know.”
Her Facebook posts are a bit more descriptive.
“Just because he’s fucking you don’t mean he’s fucking WITH you,” she wrote in one post. “A man can be deep inside you & not really feeling you at all…” In response, Eric Chaloner, a man the East Bay Express identified as an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy, wrote “hmmmm,” to which Guap responded by tagging Chaloner and writing “get it? Lol.”
“I sure do,” Chaloner wrote back.
Authorities kicked off an investigation into O’Brien’s death shortly after the officer’s suicide in September 2015, but it wasn’t revealed until recently that other officers’ involvement with Guap was also under investigation. That’s because O’Brien’s suicide note, which described alleged sexual misconduct among multiple officers within the Oakland Police Department, raised a few red flags.
To add more intrigue to an already-messy story, O’Brien’s wife, Irma Huerta-Lopez, died in June 2014—a year and change before her husband—from what an autopsy determined was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. At the crime scene, though, the evidence showed that she fired two shots, which has led to theories that her death wasn’t a suicide. Huerta-Lopez’s family, in particular, believes she was murdered by O’Brien.
It’s unclear whether O’Brien had a relationship with Guap, but in a Facebook post shared earlier this month, Guap wrote that “the only officer I messed with underage is sadly gone now, so I don’t know why this shit is still being brought up.”