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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.


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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.



KCBS In Depth: The Battle Over Prop 35

As Election Day 2012 draws near, campaigns all over California are making that final push for voter support.


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Judge Shuts Down Problem Oakland Motels Over Prostitution

A judge this week issued final judgments that shut down two Oakland motels for a year that authorities say have been centers of prostitution and the sexual exploitation of minors.


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Nationwide Prostitution Sting Results In Bay Area Arrests

An operation targeting child prostitution rescued six teenage girls from Bay Area streets and resulted in the arrest of a large number of pimps and adult prostitutes.


San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris at a 2008 press conference. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yahoo, AG Kamala Harris Team Up To Fight Human Trafficking

Yahoo is teaming up with California Attorney General Kamala Harris for a new campaign aimed at raising online awareness about human trafficking.



Prosecutors Gather In Oakland To Combat Child Sex Trafficking

Hundreds of west coast law enforcement prosecutors and service providers are gathering in Oakland this week to compare notes on how to best combat human trafficking.


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Community Corner: Human Trafficking Victims Celebrate New Life In The Bay Area

Freedom House is the only nonprofit in Northern California that houses these victims and provides aftercare. They recently celebrated the graduation of their 100th survivor.


Travelers wait in line to go through security at San Francisco International Airport. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SFO Kicks Off Program To Help Detect, Stop Human Trafficking

Airline officials at San Francisco International Airport are becoming the first in the nation to undergo specialized training to better spot human trafficking.



Sacramento Man Pleads Guilty To Luring Girls Into Prostitution

A Sacramento man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Oakland to a charge of conspiring to coerce underage teenage girls into prostitution.