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.
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.
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Wednesday to establish a human trafficking team.
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.
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.
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.
Last week’s suspension of State Sen. Leland Yee leaves the fate of 17 bills pending in California’s Legislature in doubt.
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.
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.
California prostitutes who are attacked or assaulted will once again eligible for money from a state fund that compensates victims of violent crimes, a spokesman said Thursday.