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.
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.
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.
Federal authorities say three illegal immigrants have been charged with operating five Central Valley brothels that used other illegal immigrants as prostitutes.
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.
A federal judge has blocked part of a voter-approved ballot initiative related to human trafficking.
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.
California will toughen its penalties for human trafficking and its monitoring of sex offenders under an initiative approved Tuesday.
As Election Day 2012 draws near, campaigns all over California are making that final push for voter support.
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.