Human trafficking

Charles LaSean Mitchell, also known by his stage name "Mitchy Slick," walked out of jail with a shirt over his face after posting bail on September 4, 2014. (CBS)

SoCal Rap Artist ‘Mitchy Slick’ Jailed In Marin County On Kidnapping, Human Trafficking Charges; Later Released

A rap artist who is believed to be member of a notorious San Diego street gang has surrendered to Marin County sheriff’s officials on charges of kidnapping and human trafficking.

09/04/2014

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Christmas Tree Firm Accused Of Human Trafficking, Keeping Mexican Workers In Brutal Conditions In Sierra

An Christmas tree company has been accused of human trafficking in a federal lawsuit alleging employees were forced to endure horrific conditions at a remote Sierra Nevada site in California and were threatened to be shot and left for dead if they did not keep working.

07/14/2014

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Alleged Pimp Arrested For Beating At San Mateo Motel

An alleged pimp that police said beat a victim he had forced into prostitution after she tried to call for help was arrested at a San Mateo motel early Monday morning.

07/03/2014

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Santa Clara County Funds New Human Trafficking Team

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Wednesday to establish a human trafficking team.

06/19/2014

Suspects (left to right) Derrick Harper, Roy Gordon Eric Beman were charged with with conspiracy to commit human trafficking, torture, mayhem and kidnapping for extortion in Contra Costa County. (City of Pittsburg)

Three Charged In Brutal Contra Costa County Sex Trafficking Ring

Three Northern California men are facing charges in what prosecutors say was a brutal sex trafficking ring in which women were raped and beaten and one was branded with a clothes iron.

06/06/2014

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18 Arrested In Bay Area Massage Parlor Raids

Authorities in Northern California said 18 people face dozens of felony charges, including pimping, after several massage parlors were shut down during a series of early-morning raids.

05/02/2014

(CBS)

Marin City Man Arrested For Pimping Teenage Runaway

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Marin City man Tuesday on suspicion of human trafficking of a victim under the age of 18.

04/30/2014

California State Sen. Leland Yee gets into an awaiting car as he leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Yee appeared in federal court today for a second time after being arrested along with 25 others by F.B.I. agents last week on political corruption and firearms trafficking charges. Yee is free on a $500,000 unsecured bond. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Sen. Yee’s Suspension Leaves Fate Of 17 Bills In Doubt

Last week’s suspension of State Sen. Leland Yee leaves the fate of 17 bills pending in California’s Legislature in doubt.

04/02/2014

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Citrus Heights Man Arrested For Trafficking Teen Girls In South SF

A Citrus Heights man was arrested for trafficking teenage girls in South San Francisco over the weekend, one day before local officials announced a special protocol to crack down on human trafficking in San Mateo County.

03/18/2014

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

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