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Child Prostitution

Stephanie, a survivor of human trafficking, said she was victimized by a violent pimp for two-and-a-half years. (CBS)

Bay Area Survivor Of Human Trafficking Describes Ordeal

There were just four human trafficking cases prosecuted in Contra Costa County in 2011, last year that number jumped to 32. A victim in one of those cases described her ordeal to KPIX 5.

01/21/2014

(CBS)

Vallejo Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Pimping 16-Year-Old Girl

Patrick Emuel Moore III was arrested on suspicion of pimping Wednesday after police contacted a 16-year-old girl as part of a drug investigation at a hotel in Santa Rosa.

08/31/2013

The National Lodge on International Boulevard is among several motels that have been sued by the city of Oakland for allegedly fostering prostitution. (BCN)

Oakland Hotels Once Plagued By Prostitution To Get New Management

Changes are underway at two Oakland hotels known for sex trafficking and child prostitution and the city attorney is ready for a fresh start.

08/13/2013

(CBS)

Bay Area Officials Release Details About Underage Prostitution Sting

Bay Area law enforcement agencies are releasing details about a sting targeting underage prostitutes last week that was part of the national, five-day Operation Cross Country headed by the FBI that ended Sunday.

07/30/2013

(CBS)

FBI Raids Rescue 105 Kids Forced Into Prostitution, Including 12 In Bay Area

Authorities rescued 105 children who were forced into prostitution and arrested 150 pimps and others in a three-day law enforcement sweep in 76 U.S. cities. The largest numbers of children rescued were in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to the FBI.

07/29/2013

(CBS)

8 Arrested In Emeryville Child Prostitution Raid

Eight people have been arrested at an Emeryville hotel in an operation targeting child prostitution, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday.

12/13/2012

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Nationwide Prostitution Sting Results In Bay Area Arrests

An operation targeting child prostitution rescued six teenage girls from Bay Area streets and resulted in the arrest of a large number of pimps and adult prostitutes.

06/25/2012

”Wall of Shame” outside the vice and child exploitation unit at the Oakland Police Department’s headquarters includes more than 100 photos of suspects the team has put behind bars. (BCN)

California Lawmakers Creating Policy To Target Child Prostitution

California lacks a unified response to human trafficking but several Bay Area officials are making inroads in protecting exploited children and prosecuting their attackers.

CBS San Francisco–08/10/2011

(CBS)

Child Prostitution Growth In Alameda County Outpaces Police Efforts

On a gray, drizzly afternoon last March, it was mostly empty along Oakland’s “Track,” a section of International Boulevard in the middle of the city that is known as a hub for prostitution.

CBS San Francisco–08/09/2011

Withelma “T” Ortiz-Macey, Nola Brantley, Jefferson Awards

Oakland Social Worker Changing Lives Of Young Victims

Nationally, the average age of entry into prostitution is 12 years old. This week’s Jefferson Award winner co-founded an organization that helps these children get off the streets.

KPIX 5–01/05/2011