Human trafficking

Blurred images on a classifieds website potentially used for sex trafficking. (CBS SF)

Santa Clara Amps Up Human Trafficking Patrol Ahead Of Super Bowl 50

With Super Bowl 50 expected to massive crowds and now just six months away, the Santa Clara County Sheriff is beefing up their human trafficking task force.

08/14/2015

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Richmond Man Arrested For Allegedly Keeping Nicaraguan Woman As Sex Slave In Closet

Police have identified a 35-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of forcing a woman to live in a closet at a home in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood for a year and sexually and physically abusing her.

07/23/2015

Police said a woman was held hostage as a sex slave at this apartment complex in Richmond. (CBS)

Woman Rescued In Richmond After Being Held As Sex Slave In Closet For Year

A woman was forced to live in a closet at a home in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood for a year while she was sexually and physically abused on a daily basis, police said.

07/22/2015

(CBS)

Oakland Police Target Prostitution Clients, Arrest 5 ‘Johns’ On Thursday

Five people were arrested Thursday in Oakland on suspicion of soliciting sexual services from prostitutes in an anti-human-trafficking operation focusing on “Johns,” police said.

04/18/2015

(CBS)

Bay Area Rapper ‘Luzion’ Arrested On Human Trafficking Charges After San Rafael Traffic Stop

A Bay Area rap artist has been arrested on human trafficking charges.

04/05/2015

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San Rafael Police Arrest Suspect For Sex-Trafficking Who Claims He’s Bay Area Rapper ‘Luzion’

A traffic stop early Saturday morning led to the arrest of a local Bay Area rap artist on suspicion of trafficking a minor for sexual exploitation, San Rafael police said.

04/05/2015

(CBS)

Santa Rosa Police Arrest 6 In Prostitution Sting In Residential Neighborhood

Police arrested six people at a residence in Santa Rosa on Thursday in connection with a prostitution sting.

03/07/2015

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Oakland Man Accused Of Listing Teen On Sex Website Pleads Not Guilty

An Oakland man who allegedly listed a teen girl for sex on a website and then was arrested when that site turned him in, pled not guilty Wednesday.

02/27/2015

(CBS)

Sex Ad On Backpage.com Leads Agents To Man Trafficking Teen Runaway In Sunnyvale Motel

Agents were able to arrange for a “date” with the victim and were able to recover her from her hotel room. Her pimp was arrested nearby on foot in possession of $6,510.

02/26/2015

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Alameda County DA Unveils Billboard Campaign Against Child Sex Trafficking

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley launched a public awareness campaign that’s aimed at confronting what she described as an epidemic of human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children.

01/09/2015

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