Crime & Justice

Los Angeles County deputy accused of assaulting third inmate

The Century Regional Detention Facility of Lynwood, California, is pictured 01 June 2007, where Paris Hilton must spend 45 days for driving on a suspended license. The 26-year-old hotel heiress, who is to begin her sentence 05 June 2007, will be eligible for a reduced sentence for good behavior.
The Century Regional Detention Facility of Lynwood, California, is pictured 01 June 2007, where Paris Hilton must spend 45 days for driving on a suspended license. The 26-year-old hotel heiress, who is to begin her sentence 05 June 2007, will be eligible for a reduced sentence for good behavior.
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Authorities say a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy arrested in September on suspicion of sexually assaulting two female inmates is now accused of attacking a third woman inside the same jail.

Giancarlo Scotti was arrested Sept. 13 on suspicion of rape and other charges for alleged assaults inside Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood.

But in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed Tuesday, a third woman accuses Scotti of forcing her to perform oral sex on him at least a month before his arrest.

The Los Angeles Times reports the inmate, who was pregnant at the time of the alleged assault, was not among the women Scotti was accused of attacking in September.

Scotti, who has declined comment to the Times, has not been charged. Prosecutors are still reviewing the case presented by sheriff's officials.