Human trafficking

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

(L-R) Jaquain Young, Ijeoma Ogbuagu (San Francisco Police Dept.)

2 Arrested In SF After Attempt To Recruit Underage Girl Into Sex Trafficking

Two men were arrested at Lands End in San Francisco on Monday after one allegedly tried to recruit an underage girl into sex trafficking, police said.

03/13/2013

Police handcuffs, generic crime

14 Arrested In San Jose Prostitution Sting; 16-Year-Old Girl Rescued

San Jose police arrested 14 people in two prostitution stings last week and rescued a 16-year-old girl who said she started working as a prostitute at age 11, a police spokesman said Tuesday.

02/19/2013

Prostitution, Human Trafficking (Generic)

San Francisco DA Launches Campaign To Fight Youth Human Trafficking

A partnership agreement was signed Thursday by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and leaders of local community organizations dedicated to ending youth human trafficking.

02/07/2013

(CBS)

3 Illegal Immigrants Charged With Running NorCal Brothels

Federal authorities say three illegal immigrants have been charged with operating five Central Valley brothels that used other illegal immigrants as prostitutes.

02/04/2013

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

SF Judge To Hear Motion To Block Sex Offender Internet Disclosure Requirement

A federal judge will hear arguments in San Francisco Monday morning on a motion to block a voter initiative’s requirement that California’s 73,000 registered sex offenders must give police a list of their online screen names and Internet service providers.

12/17/2012

Prostitution, Human Trafficking (Generic)

Federal Judge Halts Part Of California Human Trafficking Measure

A federal judge has blocked part of a voter-approved ballot initiative related to human trafficking.

11/08/2012

Prostitution, Human Trafficking (Generic)

ACLU Challenges Prop. 35, Human Trafficking Initiative

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging California’s new voter-approved law to boost penalties for those convicted of human trafficking.

11/07/2012

Prostitution, Human Trafficking (Generic)

California Voters Approve Prop. 35, Boost Human Trafficking Penalties

California will toughen its penalties for human trafficking and its monitoring of sex offenders under an initiative approved Tuesday.

11/06/2012

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