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A major prostitution sting operation on November 12, 2004 in Pomona, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

San Mateo Police Now Changing Approach, Treating Prostitutes As Victims

Prostitutes are no longer immediately arrested in San Mateo; instead victims’ advocates are brought in to help build a level of trust.

07/04/2014

Oakland police say launched a new website with information on prostitution arrests. (Oakland Police Department)

Oakland Police Launch Website To Shame Pimps, Inform Public

Individuals who have been arrested in Oakland for prostitution-related offenses and been charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office will now be featured on the Oakland Police Department’s website.

07/01/2014

(CBS)

Bay Area Officials Release Details About Underage Prostitution Sting

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.

07/30/2013

(CBS)

FBI Raids Rescue 105 Kids Forced Into Prostitution, Including 12 In Bay Area

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.

07/29/2013

(CBS)

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.

Vallejo Neighborhood Watch Groups Take On Increase In Prostitution

Prostitution has been on the rise in Vallejo, and now some neighborhood watch groups are taking matters into their own hands.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/27/2011

(CBS)

Oakland Residents Rally To Fight Prostitution On International Blvd.

Residents of two neighborhoods along Oakland’s International Boulevard held a rally Thursday night to fight back against the pimping and prostitution—particularly of young girls.

CBS San Francisco–03/31/2011

Prostitutes walk along a sidewalk.

Oakland Crafts New Legal Tool To Fight Prostitution

Oakland is going after pimps, johns and others involved in the sexual exploitation of women – four wheels at a time. The city’s Public Safety Committee approved an ordinance putting prosecutions back in the hands of the city attorney.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/09/2011

(CBS)

Bay Area Officers Step Up Efforts To End Human Trafficking

The regional H.E.A.T. Watch program will target pimps and provide a safe haven for the young victims.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/10/2010