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San Francisco Joins Federal Lawsuit Alleging Website Prostitutes Underage Children

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.

02/20/2015

Wen Yen Gold (Hayward Police)

Fugitive For 4 Years In Bay Area Human Trafficking Investigation Turns Herself In

A suspect in a sex trafficking ring in four Bay Area counties who has been a fugitive for four years turned herself in to authorities Tuesday morning.

02/18/2015

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19-Year-Old Arrested In San Rafael Human Trafficking Case After Young Girl Texts Family Asking For Help

San Rafael police on Tuesday arrested a 19-year-old woman in connection with a human trafficking case.

12/31/2014

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Alert Cop Rescues 16-Year-Old From Prostitution, Uncovers Sex Business After Routine Traffic Stop In Marin

It’s the usual story of Internet-fueled exploitation, a greedy adult, a naive teen and a cheap hotel. It all ended Monday when police found a girl holed up in a Terra Linda hotel, turning tricks for Johns via the Internet website, Back Page.

12/24/2014

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

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