Free Celeste Guap!
Organized by: Monica Cedillo
My daughter has been released!
September 15, 2016
My name is Monica and I'm Celestes mom. I thank you for taking the time and reaching out to support this crisis. I have not spoken out much from the beginning, mostly because I felt it was in my family's and my best interest to be prudent in when to deal with sharing my story. I can tell you that the past few months have been turmoil for me and sometimes things appear stationary and other times everything just moves very quickly. I'm learning to ask for help and involve everyone that's willing to help bring justice for my daughter. I've been praying so hard for her to get help, and it felt my prayers were answered when she told me she wanted to go to rehab. Neither of us imagined she would be sitting in jail now. Please help me bring her home and fight with me. I am looking for a criminal defense lawyer and getting informed on whatever things we can assist with while she's in jail to make her stay more comfortable and safe. I will be updating this site as much as I can on where your money is going. I am administering it with her ok. I talk to her everyday and she's thankful for all your words and support.
Tara Burns wrote the following:
Hi Community, Celeste Guap is the young woman at the center of a the Oakland police scandal. Dozens of police officers from several Bay Area police departments are accused of having sex with her, many while she was a sexually exploited minor. Investigations are ongoing and charges of sexual assault of a minor and/or sex trafficking are expected against several police officers. (Read more about the case here: http://m.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/celeste-guap-woman-at-center-of-oakland-police-sex-crime-scandal-arrested-in-florida/Content?oid=4959455) In the meantime the Richmond Police Department arranged for her to go to rehab in Florida. She was arrested at the rehab facility a couple days ago and is currently being held without bail. She is accused of biting a male security guard who was attempting to restrain her. This seems to be an obvious attempt by the "blue brotherhood" to silence or eliminate their victim. We are extremely concerned that her life is in danger. I'm starting this fundraiser for Celeste now even though I haven't been able to have a conversation with her about it. The money will be administered by SWOP Behind Bars or whoever Celeste designates, and may be used for a lawyer, medical treatment, or whatever she wishes. You can also help by tweeting @MartinFLSheriff using #CelesteGuap and #WeAreWatching In solidarity, Tara Burns