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.
District Attorney George Gascon revealed on Friday what he called a significant break in the case involving a couple accused of killing their teenage daughter’s alleged pimp.
Two men accused in the fatal shooting of a Los Angeles-area man who was allegedly pimping a teenage girl pleaded not guilty to murder charges in a San Francisco courtroom Thursday afternoon.
A San Francisco couple accused of fatally shooting a Los Angeles-area man who was allegedly pimping their teenage daughter pleaded not guilty Friday to murder charges.
A San Francisco couple faces murder charges for allegedly killing a man last week they suspected of pimping their teenage daughter.
A Sacramento couple arrested last month on suspicion of pimping underage girls at a South San Francisco hotel pleaded not guilty to human trafficking and other charges in San Mateo County Superior Court on Wednesday.
California lacks a unified response to human trafficking but several Bay Area officials are making inroads in protecting exploited children and prosecuting their attackers.
On a gray, drizzly afternoon last March, it was mostly empty along Oakland’s “Track,” a section of International Boulevard in the middle of the city that is known as a hub for prostitution.
The case boils down to defining the phrase in California law that makes it a crime for anyone who “induces, persuades or encourages another person to become a prostitute.”