A law that allows Hawaii police officers to have sex with prostitutes while working undercover investigations allows women to be further abused by police, according to a San Francisco research group working to abolish prostitution and human trafficking.
Richmond’s police department are now turning to social media to discourage those who pay for sex by outing Johns with picture postings on sites like Facebook and Twitter.
A Citrus Heights man was arrested for trafficking teenage girls in South San Francisco over the weekend, one day before local officials announced a special protocol to crack down on human trafficking in San Mateo County.
The city of San Jose is exploring a new strategy to help the homeless and fight prostitution at the same time, by giving away motel rooms to the homeless where prostitutes have set up shop.
There were just four human trafficking cases prosecuted in Contra Costa County in 2011, last year that number jumped to 32. A victim in one of those cases described her ordeal to KPIX 5.
California prostitutes who are attacked or assaulted will once again eligible for money from a state fund that compensates victims of violent crimes, a spokesman said Thursday.
Two men and a woman have been arrested in connection with prostitution and robbery at a San Jose motel and kidnapping a pizza delivery person in October, a San Jose police spokesman said.
A compliance check on a parolee in South San Francisco yielded his arrest and the discovery of a 20-year-old woman who was allegedly being held against her will and forced into prostitution, police said.
An undercover sweep of three Pleasant Hill massage parlors led to the arrests of three women suspected of prostitution, police said.
Patrick Emuel Moore III was arrested on suspicion of pimping Wednesday after police contacted a 16-year-old girl as part of a drug investigation at a hotel in Santa Rosa.