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Human trafficking

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South San Francisco Parolee Arrested For Alleged Human Trafficking

A compliance check on a parolee in South San Francisco yielded his arrest and the discovery of a 20-year-old woman who was allegedly being held against her will and forced into prostitution, police said.

11/06/2013

(CBS)

Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking Victims Get New Protections To Escape Abuse

The bill, authored by state Senator Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, gives survivors of human trafficking the right to terminate residential leases in order to protect themselves against their abusers. The bill also strengthens existing protections for survivors of domestic violence who are forced to vacate a rental property for personal safety reasons.

08/20/2013

5 suspects in a a Southern California abduction. (Riverside County Sheriff)

Woman, 4 Men From South Bay Arrested In SoCal Abduction, Prostitution Plot

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department identified the suspects as four men in their 20s and 30s from San Jose and Gilroy and a 20-year-old woman from San Jose. They were booked on suspicions of human trafficking, abduction for prostitution, false imprisonment, kidnapping for sexual assault, as well as attempted pimping and pandering.

08/19/2013

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

Authorities raided a brothel inside this South San Francisco Apartment complex on McLellan Drive on June 13, 2013. At least 15 women were rescued and four people were arrested on suspicion of pimping and pandering. (CBS)

South San Francisco Husband & Wife Charged With Operating Brothels

A South San Francisco man and his wife have been charged with bringing women from the East Coast to a circuit of brothels across Northern California.

06/18/2013

Ken Wong, Xiu Bai and Yoon Chin were arrested on suspicion of running brothels in South San Francisco and Sacramento County on June 13, 2013. The mugshot of a fourth person arrested has not been released, pending a police lineup. (Sacramento County Sheriff)

Agents Break Up Prostitution Ring In South San Francisco, Sacramento

Four people were arrested and more than a dozen women who were held as sex slaves were rescued after authorities broke up a complex prostitution ring in San Mateo and Sacramento counties Thursday.

06/15/2013

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Vallejo Man Arrested For Pimping Woman Met On Social Media

Santa Rosa police arrested a Vallejo man Thursday on suspicion of pimping a woman he recently met on a social media site, a police sergeant said.

05/31/2013

(CBS)

San Jose Weekly Paper Pressured To Remove Escort Service Ads

A San Jose weekly newspaper is being pressured by community leaders to stop running advertisements for escort services.

05/22/2013

Freedom House reaches out to survivors of human trafficking. (FreedomHouseSF.org)

Community Corner: Bay Area Nonprofit Celebrates Trafficking Survivors

Freedom House, a locally based nonprofit, has been invested in rebuilding the lives of trafficking victims one by one for the past three years.

04/28/2013

Jeremy Affeldt #41 of the San Francisco Giants walks to the dugout after being relieved by Santiago Casilla #46 in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Giants’ Affeldt Lends Name, Passion To Fight Against Human Trafficking

A man usually most recognizable on the pitcher’s mound in his San Francisco Giants uniform is increasingly being identified with an international movement to end the epidemic of human trafficking.

04/15/2013

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