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The Latest: Woman in police scandal satisfied with payment

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a sex scandal involving Oakland, California, police (all times local):

3:20 p.m.

A California woman says she is satisfied with a nearly $1 million settlement her lawyers negotiated with Oakland to settle claims that police officers sexually abused her while she worked as an underage prostitute.

The city agreed Wednesday to pay $989,000 to settle the claims that led to the resignation of a police chief last summer and caused turmoil in the department already under federal court supervision.

The woman’s lawyer says she has similar legal claims pending against three other San Francisco Bay Area police departments and two sheriffs’ offices caught up in the sexual-abuse scandal involving two dozen officers.

The woman is now 19 and spoke at a news conference about the settlement.

The Associated Press generally doesn’t identify victims of sexual crimes.

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7:50 a.m.

Oakland city officials have approved a proposal to pay nearly $1 million to the teen daughter of a police dispatcher who said she was sexually abused by officers.

The teen, now 19, said Oakland Police officers exploited and victimized her while she worked as an underage prostitute.

Her allegations led to the resignation of former Police Chief Sean Whent last year and caused turmoil in several San Francisco Bay Area police departments.

The teen says she had sex with two dozen police officers, some when she was younger than 18. Most of the officers worked in Oakland.

The council voted 7-1 early Wednesday on the city attorney’s recommendation to pay $989,000 to settle the teen’s claims.

The Associated Press generally doesn’t identify victims of sexual crimes.

The teen’s initial claim sought $66 million.

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This story has been corrected to show that the council vote took place early Wednesday morning, not Tuesday night.

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6:35 a.m.

Oakland city officials have approved a proposal to pay nearly $1 million to the teen daughter of a police dispatcher who said she was sexually abused by officers.

The teen, now 19, said Oakland Police officers exploited and victimized her while she worked as an underage prostitute.

Her allegations led to the resignation of former Police Chief Sean Whent last year and caused turmoil in several San Francisco Bay Area police departments.

The teen says she had sex with two dozen police officers, some when she was younger than 18. Most of the officers worked in Oakland.

The council voted 7-1 on Tuesday night on the city attorney’s recommendation to pay $989,000 to settle the teen’s claims.

The Associated Press generally doesn’t identify victims of sexual crimes.

The teen’s initial claim sought $66 million.

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