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September 26, 2019: Former LA County Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced for Unlawful Sexual Activity With Female Inmates

Greg Risling, Assistant Media Chief
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A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced today to two years in state prison for engaging in unlawful sexual activity with six female inmates in 2017, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Earlier this month, Giancarlo Scotti (dob 9/5/86) entered an open no contest 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.

Deputy District Attorney Hyunah Suh of the Justice System Integrity Division prosecuted the case.

In August and September 2017, 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.

In one instance, Scotti directed 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.

The defendant had a female inmate perform oral sex on him while she was in her cell in another incident.

Case BA465694 was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau.