Lawyer Says His Client Is A Pimp, But Not A Human TraffickerThe defense lawyer for an ex-convict charged with human trafficking claims the alleged victims worked for him voluntarily.
Alleged Santa Rosa Mother-Son Pimps Employed 150 Women Over 10 YearsA Santa Rosa man and his mother had operated an illegal brothel in the North Bay for 10 years, employing nearly 150 women and serving hundreds of clients.
Fairfield Police Arrest Alleged Pimp, Rescue 16-Year-Old GirlOfficers in Fairfield arrested a man on suspicion of pimping after a 16-year-old girl told officers that he had been trafficking her over the past week.
9 Die In Immigrant-Smuggling Attempt In Sweltering TruckAt least 9 people died after being crammed into the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in Texas.
Oakland Agrees To $989,000 Settlement In Police Sex Scandal CaseOakland city officials early Wednesday approved a $989,000 payment to a former teenage prostitute who was the center of an underage sexual misconduct scandal that rocked several East Bay law enforcement agencies.
San Leandro Police Bust Alleged Brothel Inside HomePolice on Thursday shut down what they say was a brothel operating inside a San Leandro residence.
18-Year-Old Oakland Man Charged With Raping Captive Teen GirlAn 18-year-old Oakland man has been charged with rape and human trafficking for allegedly holding a 13-year-old girl as a prisoner for a month while sexually assaulting her and forcing her to work as a prostitute.
San Bruno Police Bust Suspected Brothel, 5 ArrestedFive people were arrested Friday in an undercover operation at a suspected brothel in San Bruno, a police spokesman said.
Pleasant Hill Man Suspected Of Human Trafficking, Running BrothelA Pleasant Hill resident was arrested on suspicion of various human trafficking offenses after detectives carried out an undercover operation at the man’s home last week, police said Monday.
Suspects Accused Of Kidnapping, Sex Trafficking Four Young Girls In OaklandA man and woman suspected of kidnapping four young girls were in court in Oakland Friday, facing human trafficking charges.
Second Suspect Arrested, Additional Women Rescued In Oakland KidnappingOakland police said Thursday that they believe the kidnapping of a 14-year-old girl on Wednesday is connected to human sex trafficking and that they've arrested a second suspect in connection with the case.
Sucpect Arrested After 14-Year-Old Kidnapping Victim Rescued In North OaklandPolice are investigating a report of a kidnapping in North Oakland Wednesday morning as possibly connected to human trafficking and forced prostitution, a police spokeswoman said.