Prostitution

El Tarasco bar in San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose Bar Shut Down Following History Of Complaints Over Prostitution, Fighting, Public Urination

State regulators Tuesday indefinitely suspended the liquor license of a San Jose bar with a history of complaints over crime, gang fights, prostitution and people vomiting and urinating outside the premises.

12/16/2014

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris at a 2008 press conference. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Attorney General Harris’ Office Announces 4 Arrested In Emeryville Sex-Trafficking Ring

Four suspects have been arrested for allegedly operating a sex trafficking ring out of a massage parlor in Emeryville, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced on Friday.

12/12/2014

Screenshot of MyRedBook.com after being shut down by the FBI on June 25, 2014. (CBS)

Woman Pleads Guilty To Helping Run Bay Area Prostitution Website MyRedBook

A woman from the Sacramento suburb of Rocklin accused of helping run a website that advertised prostitution services changed her plea to guilty Thursday, according to court documents.

11/21/2014

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17 Arrested In Oakland Police Sting Targeting Prostitution, Human Trafficking

More than a dozen women and one juvenile were arrested during a police sting in Oakland Wednesday night targeting prostitution and human trafficking, part of an effort to get the women off the street and connected with services to help them escape the lifestyle.

11/13/2014

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3 Woman Arrested After Investigation Into 2 Redwood City Massage Parlors

Police investigations into two Redwood City massage parlors for alleged prostitution ended with the arrest of three women, police said Wednesday.

08/13/2014

Photos: Alameda County Fair 2011

Man Arraigned For Trying To Lure Underage Girls Into Prostitution At Alameda Co. Fair

A Pleasanton man accused of trying to lure underage girls into prostitution at the Alameda County fair was arraigned Tuesday afternoon.

07/08/2014

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

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Alleged Pimp Arrested For Beating At San Mateo Motel

An alleged pimp that police said beat a victim he had forced into prostitution after she tried to call for help was arrested at a San Mateo motel early Monday morning.

07/03/2014

Screenshot of MyRedBook.com after being shut down by the FBI on June 25, 2014. (CBS)

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Pleads Not Guilty To Facilitating Prostitution After FBI Bust MyRedBook.com

The alleged operator of MyRedBook.com and SFRedBook.com pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday morning to charges of facilitating prostitution and money laundering.

07/02/2014

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

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