Sex Workers Say California Bill Gives Police Too Much PowerSex workers are fighting to do away with parts of a California bill that they say would give law enforcement officers discretion over whether sex workers are arrested or instead referred to social services, and could put sex workers at risk of police exploitation.
Suspects Accused Of Kidnapping, Sex Trafficking Four Young Girls In OaklandA man and woman suspected of kidnapping four young girls were in court in Oakland Friday, facing human trafficking charges.
Second Suspect Arrested, Additional Women Rescued In Oakland KidnappingOakland police said Thursday that they believe the kidnapping of a 14-year-old girl on Wednesday is connected to human sex trafficking and that they've arrested a second suspect in connection with the case.
Sucpect Arrested After 14-Year-Old Kidnapping Victim Rescued In North OaklandPolice are investigating a report of a kidnapping in North Oakland Wednesday morning as possibly connected to human trafficking and forced prostitution, a police spokeswoman said.
Child Sex Trafficking: How To Fight It, How To Stop ItMore than 100,000 children nationwide are victims of sex trafficking. In 2014, close to 1,000 cases of human trafficking were reported in California alone.
San Jose Man Convicted On Sex Tourism, Obstruction ChargesFederal prosecutors say evidence showed that Michael Lindsay frequently traveled from San Francisco to the Philippines to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.
2 Allegedly Tried To Lure Developmentally Disabled Pleasant Hill Girl Into ProstitutionTwo suspects were arrested in Emeryville on Wednesday in connection with multiple crimes related to a 15-year-old girl from Pleasant Hill who went missing late last month.
5-Month Prostitution Investigation Nets 2 Arrests, Massage Parlor Closures In San BrunoPolice arrested two people on suspicion of prostitution and closed two San Bruno massage parlors during a five-month long enforcement operation, police said Friday.
14 Suspected Johns Named In Fairfield Prostitution StingFourteen men were arrested Friday and Saturday after Fairfield police conducted a prostitution solicitation operation in Fairfield.
San Francisco Man Found Guilty Of Pimping Teens, Faces 150 YearsA San Francisco man accused of forcing two teenage girls into prostitution has been convicted of multiple felonies and faces a potential sentence of 150 years to life in prison.
'Hookers for Hillary' - Nevada Sex Workers Back Clinton CampaignThree days before the Nevada caucus, Hillary Clinton is getting a campaign assist from some unlikely volunteers: legal sex workers who call themselves “Hookers for Hillary.”
Sex Worker Calls Airbnb A 'Boon' To Her IndustryFor sex workers, renting a room on Airbnb can be a lot safer than being outdoors, and a lot cheaper than a hotel, and one worker calls the home-sharing service a boon to her industry.