Pimping Charges Against Backpage.com Rejected By Sacramento Superior Court JudgeCiting federal free speech laws, a judge rejected pimping charges Friday against the operators of a major international website that state attorney general Kamala Harris called the "world's top online brothel."
2 Accused Of Running Brothel In San Mateo HomeObservant residents in a San Mateo neighborhood led police to the discovery of an alleged brothel, resulting in two arrests.
Backpage.com Operators Faced With Pimping Charges May Get A BreakA California judge tentatively rejected pimping charges against the operators of a major international website that advertises escort services.
One-Third Of San Francisco's Massage Parlors Advertise Erotic Services OnlineOf the 220 licensed massage businesses in San Francisco, over a third were found to have active online listings advertising erotic services.
Sex Workers Demand Meeting With Gov. Brown On Legalizing ProstitutionA coalition of sex workers has gathered almost 6,000 signatures on an online petition, demanding a meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown.
Oakland Police Officers Implicated In Sex Scandals Appear In CourtTwo Oakland police officers were in court Friday in separate sex scandal cases.
8 Men Arrested In Prostitution Sting At Santa Rosa HotelDetectives lured men to a hotel by posing as prostitutes in online ads, and in one case as a teenage girl under 18. The sting ended in 8 arrests.
Backpage.com Operators Appear On California Pimping ChargesThe operators of an international website that advertises escort services say they'll challenge charges of trafficking prostitutes and pimping on First Amendment grounds.
Backpage.com CEO Faces Sex Trafficking Charges In CaliforniaCarl Ferrer, 55, was arrested on a California warrant after arriving Thursday in Houston on a flight from Amsterdam.
San Leandro Police Bust Alleged Brothel Inside HomePolice on Thursday shut down what they say was a brothel operating inside a San Leandro residence.
18-Year-Old Oakland Man Charged With Raping Captive Teen GirlAn 18-year-old Oakland man has been charged with rape and human trafficking for allegedly holding a 13-year-old girl as a prisoner for a month while sexually assaulting her and forcing her to work as a prostitute.
San Bruno Police Bust Suspected Brothel, 5 ArrestedFive people were arrested Friday in an undercover operation at a suspected brothel in San Bruno, a police spokesman said.

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