San Francisco’s Department of Public Health maintains that about half of the city’s estimated 300 massage parlors are fronts for prostitution and the city is cracking down with tougher regulations that go into effect starting July 1st.
The operator of a Mountain View-based adult website that facilitated prostitution has been sentenced to 13 months in prison.
Japan’s Prime Minister is stopping short of apologizing for his nation’s role in World War II.
A San Jose massage parlor whose employees “propositioned” a customer has closed after the Santa Clara County prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies used a new state law to crackdown on parlors that might be fronts for prostitution, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
The University of California at Berkeley said Friday that it has dismissed an assistant football coach who was arrested in Oakland last week for allegedly soliciting an undercover officer during a prostitution sting.
A top recruiter for the California football team has been placed on leave, after authorities said he was arrested in a prostitution sting last week.
Five people were arrested Thursday in Oakland on suspicion of soliciting sexual services from prostitutes in an anti-human-trafficking operation focusing on “Johns,” police said.
Police arrested six people at a residence in Santa Rosa on Thursday in connection with a prostitution sting.
The Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project claims the state’s current anti-prostitution law violates the Constitutional rights of sex workers.
San Francisco has joined five other major U.S. cities in supporting a federal lawsuit against a prominent national website known for posting “escort” service advertisements and alleges they actually promote prostitution and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.