Child Sex-Trafficking Safe House In East Bay Used By Pimps As Recruiting CenterSocial services agencies are struggling to provide help for a growing number of victims of sex trafficking -- many of them children. But KPIX discovered how such help can backfire, with tragic consequences.
Lack Of Charges In Bay Area Police Sex Scandal Frustrates ActivistsActivists and relatives of a teenage woman at the center of a San Francisco Bay Area police sex scandal say they want to know if any of the more than two dozen law enforcement officials implicated earlier this year will face criminal charges.
Woman Who Refused To Work As Oakland Prostitute Kidnapped, TorturedAn Oakland woman testified that 3 men kidnapped, raped and tortured her after she told them she didn't want to work as a prostitute for them.
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.