The two Chinese nationals, Jin Shi and Linjun Wang, have pleaded not guilty to two counts of pimping and pandering.
A husband and wife accused of running a brothel out of San Francisco’s Sunset District entered not guilty pleas in San Francisco Superior Court this afternoon.
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.
A compliance check on a parolee in South San Francisco yielded his arrest and the discovery of a 20-year-old woman who was allegedly being held against her will and forced into prostitution, police said.
Bay Area law enforcement agencies are releasing details about a sting targeting underage prostitutes last week that was part of the national, five-day Operation Cross Country headed by the FBI that ended Sunday.
Authorities rescued 105 children who were forced into prostitution and arrested 150 pimps and others in a three-day law enforcement sweep in 76 U.S. cities. The largest numbers of children rescued were in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to the FBI.
Santa Rosa police arrested a Vallejo man Thursday on suspicion of pimping a woman he recently met on a social media site, a police sergeant said.
A Navy petty officer from Kings County is under arrest for allegedly pimping a 17-year-old girl to several men.
Four people accused of a fatal shooting last June of a Los Angeles-area man who was allegedly pimping a teenage girl were ordered Wednesday to stand trial in San Francisco Superior Court on murder charges, prosecutors said.
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.