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Calvin Sneed of Compton, an alleged pimp, was killed in San Francisco on June 4, 2012. Lupe Mercado and Barry Gilton are accused in Sneed's murder. (CBS)

San Francisco Couple Charged With Killing Daughter’s Suspected Pimp

A San Francisco couple faces murder charges for allegedly killing a man last week they suspected of pimping their teenage daughter.



Not Guilty Pleas In South SF Underage Pimping Case

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.


”Wall of Shame” outside the vice and child exploitation unit at the Oakland Police Department’s headquarters includes more than 100 photos of suspects the team has put behind bars. (BCN)

California Lawmakers Creating Policy To Target Child Prostitution

California lacks a unified response to human trafficking but several Bay Area officials are making inroads in protecting exploited children and prosecuting their attackers.

CBS San Francisco–08/10/2011


Child Prostitution Growth In Alameda County Outpaces Police Efforts

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.

CBS San Francisco–08/09/2011

Prostitutes walk along a sidewalk.

California High Court Grapples With Defining Pimp

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.”

CBS San Francisco–03/08/2011

Nicholas Geranios (Souith San Francisco Police Dept.)

South San Francisco Man Pleads Not Guilty To Pimping Disabled Girlfriend

A San Mateo County man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sold his mentally disabled girlfriend into prostitution.

CBS San Francisco–10/20/2010

Nicholas Geranios (Souith San Francisco Police Dept.)

South San Francisco Man Arrested In Disabled Girlfriend Pimping

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.

CBS San Francisco–09/24/2010

Nicholas Geranios (Souith San Francisco Police Dept.)

Police Look for Man Accused of Pimping Girlfriend

Police in South San Francisco are searching for a man who they said was pimping his developmentally-disabled girlfriend on the internet.



South SF Man Suspected Of Pimping Disabled Girlfriend

Police in South San Francisco are trying to locate a man they believe manipulated his mentally disabled girlfriend into prostitution.

CBS San Francisco–09/21/2010