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.
New California Law Prevents Police From Charging Minors With ProstitutionGovernor Jerry Brown announced Monday he signed SB1322 to ban police from charging people under the age of 18 with prostitution.
Child Sex-Trafficking Safe House In East Bay Used By Pimps As Recruiting CenterAn Alameda County Social Services' assessment center in Hayward - where sex-trafficking victims are first taken to safety - are being used by pimps to recruit other victims.
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.

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