Authorities rescued 105 children who were forced into prostitution and arrested 150 pimps and others in a three-day law enforcement sweep in 76 U.S. cities. The largest numbers of children rescued were in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to the FBI.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday dropped charges against a convicted prostitute in the slaying of a Monte Sereno man and solved a mystery about DNA in the case, a deputy district attorney said.
A South San Francisco man and his wife have been charged with bringing women from the East Coast to a circuit of brothels across Northern California.
Four people were arrested and more than a dozen women who were held as sex slaves were rescued after authorities broke up a complex prostitution ring in San Mateo and Sacramento counties Thursday.
Santa Rosa police arrested a Vallejo man Thursday on suspicion of pimping a woman he recently met on a social media site, a police sergeant said.
A recent prostitution sting in Oakland has turned up a surprising new trend, some prostitutes are being forced to rob their clients when they don’t meet their quota.
A San Jose weekly newspaper is being pressured by community leaders to stop running advertisements for escort services.
Police arrested three suspects following a complaint of prostitution at a hotel in Santa Rosa Monday morning, police said.
A Navy petty officer from Kings County is under arrest for allegedly pimping a 17-year-old girl to several men.
After pressure from human rights organizations and health officials, a decision was made by the San Francisco’s District Attorney to no longer allow condoms as evidence in cases of prostitution.