Sex Trade

12-year old Imani Howell went missing from San Francisco and was spotted in Oakland. (Bay City News)

Missing 12-Year Old San Francisco Girl May Have Been Sold Into Sex Slavery

Police believe a 12-year old girl missing for ten days from San Francisco may have been sold into the sex trade.

11/20/2014

(CBS)

Bay Area Officials Release Details About Underage Prostitution Sting

Bay Area law enforcement agencies are releasing details about a sting targeting underage prostitutes last week that was part of the national, five-day Operation Cross Country headed by the FBI that ended Sunday.

07/30/2013

(CBS)

FBI Raids Rescue 105 Kids Forced Into Prostitution, Including 12 In Bay Area

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.

07/29/2013

(CBS)

Child Prostitution Growth In Alameda County Outpaces Police Efforts

On a gray, drizzly afternoon last March, it was mostly empty along Oakland’s “Track,” a section of International Boulevard in the middle of the city that is known as a hub for prostitution.

CBS San Francisco–08/09/2011

(CBS)

Oakland Residents Rally To Fight Prostitution On International Blvd.

Residents of two neighborhoods along Oakland’s International Boulevard held a rally Thursday night to fight back against the pimping and prostitution—particularly of young girls.

CBS San Francisco–03/31/2011

Prostitutes walk along a sidewalk.

Oakland Crafts New Legal Tool To Fight Prostitution

Oakland is going after pimps, johns and others involved in the sexual exploitation of women – four wheels at a time. The city’s Public Safety Committee approved an ordinance putting prosecutions back in the hands of the city attorney.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/09/2011

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