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Sex Trafficking

The National Lodge on International Boulevard is among several motels that have been sued by the city of Oakland for allegedly fostering prostitution. (BCN)

Oakland Hotels Once Plagued By Prostitution To Get New Management

Changes are underway at two Oakland hotels known for sex trafficking and child prostitution and the city attorney is ready for a fresh start.

08/13/2013

(L-R) Jaquain Young, Ijeoma Ogbuagu (San Francisco Police Dept.)

2 Arrested In SF After Attempt To Recruit Underage Girl Into Sex Trafficking

Two men were arrested at Lands End in San Francisco on Monday after one allegedly tried to recruit an underage girl into sex trafficking, police said.

03/13/2013

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

SF Judge To Hear Motion To Block Sex Offender Internet Disclosure Requirement

A federal judge will hear arguments in San Francisco Monday morning on a motion to block a voter initiative’s requirement that California’s 73,000 registered sex offenders must give police a list of their online screen names and Internet service providers.

12/17/2012

Prostitution, Human Trafficking (Generic)

Judge Shuts Down Problem Oakland Motels Over Prostitution

A judge this week issued final judgments that shut down two Oakland motels for a year that authorities say have been centers of prostitution and the sexual exploitation of minors.

08/24/2012

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris at a 2008 press conference. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yahoo, AG Kamala Harris Team Up To Fight Human Trafficking

Yahoo is teaming up with California Attorney General Kamala Harris for a new campaign aimed at raising online awareness about human trafficking.

06/18/2012

An SF Weekly stand. (SF Weekly)

SF Weekly Feels Effect Of Campaign To Stop Online Sex Trafficking Ads

A crusade to get companies to pull their ads from publications owned by the Village Voice has reached the Bay Area, where the Voice owns SF Weekly.

05/11/2012

(CBS)

Sacramento Man Pleads Guilty To Luring Girls Into Prostitution

A Sacramento man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Oakland to a charge of conspiring to coerce underage teenage girls into prostitution.

01/12/2012

(CBS)

Measure Aims To Toughen California’s Human Trafficking Laws

Human rights advocates and lawmakers were in San Francisco Wednesday to support a state ballot initiative that would impose stricter punishment on human traffickers.

01/11/2012

”Wall of Shame” outside the vice and child exploitation unit at the Oakland Police Department’s headquarters includes more than 100 photos of suspects the team has put behind bars. (BCN)

California Lawmakers Creating Policy To Target Child Prostitution

California lacks a unified response to human trafficking but several Bay Area officials are making inroads in protecting exploited children and prosecuting their attackers.

CBS San Francisco–08/10/2011

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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

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