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Prostitutes walk along a sidewalk.

Hawaii Law Allowing Police To Have Sex With Prostitutes Condemned By SF Advocacy Group

A law that allows Hawaii police officers to have sex with prostitutes while working undercover investigations allows women to be further abused by police, according to a San Francisco research group working to abolish prostitution and human trafficking.

03/21/2014

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Richmond Police ‘Outing’ Johns On Social Media To Fight Prostitution

Richmond’s police department are now turning to social media to discourage those who pay for sex by outing Johns with picture postings on sites like Facebook and Twitter.

03/19/2014

(CBS)

Citrus Heights Man Arrested For Trafficking Teen Girls In South SF

A Citrus Heights man was arrested for trafficking teenage girls in South San Francisco over the weekend, one day before local officials announced a special protocol to crack down on human trafficking in San Mateo County.

03/18/2014

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Plan For Free Motel Rooms For San Jose Homeless Would Also Target Prostitution

The city of San Jose is exploring a new strategy to help the homeless and fight prostitution at the same time, by giving away motel rooms to the homeless where prostitutes have set up shop.

02/25/2014

Stephanie, a survivor of human trafficking, said she was victimized by a violent pimp for two-and-a-half years. (CBS)

Bay Area Survivor Of Human Trafficking Describes Ordeal

There were just four human trafficking cases prosecuted in Contra Costa County in 2011, last year that number jumped to 32. A victim in one of those cases described her ordeal to KPIX 5.

01/21/2014

A prostitute waiting for customers stands on the sidewalk late on June 6, 2011 at the Bois de Boulogne park in Paris. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

California To Allow Compensation For Prostitutes Who Are Victims Of Violent Crimes

California prostitutes who are attacked or assaulted will once again eligible for money from a state fund that compensates victims of violent crimes, a spokesman said Thursday.

12/12/2013

(Left-right) Saul David Garcia, Antonio Dejesus Moya and Javona Washington are accused of running a prostitution scheme from a San Jose motel, carjacking, kidnapping and armed robbery. (San Jose Police Department)

Arrests In San Jose Crime Spree Involving Prostitution, Robbery

Two men and a woman have been arrested in connection with prostitution and robbery at a San Jose motel and kidnapping a pizza delivery person in October, a San Jose police spokesman said.

11/12/2013

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South San Francisco Parolee Arrested For Alleged Human Trafficking

A compliance check on a parolee in South San Francisco yielded his arrest and the discovery of a 20-year-old woman who was allegedly being held against her will and forced into prostitution, police said.

11/06/2013

(CBS)

Undercover Sweep Of Pleasant Hill Massage Parlors Nets 3 Prostitution Arrests

An undercover sweep of three Pleasant Hill massage parlors led to the arrests of three women suspected of prostitution, police said.

10/11/2013

(CBS)

Vallejo Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Pimping 16-Year-Old Girl

Patrick Emuel Moore III was arrested on suspicion of pimping Wednesday after police contacted a 16-year-old girl as part of a drug investigation at a hotel in Santa Rosa.

08/31/2013

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