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.”
A San Mateo County man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sold his mentally disabled girlfriend into prostitution.
A 27-year-old South San Francisco man was arrested and charged this week for dependent adult abuse, spousal abuse, pimping, and pandering, police said.
Police in South San Francisco are searching for a man who they said was pimping his developmentally-disabled girlfriend on the internet.
Police in South San Francisco are trying to locate a man they believe manipulated his mentally disabled girlfriend into prostitution.