An Oakland man who allegedly listed a teen girl for sex on a website and then was arrested when that site turned him in, pled not guilty Wednesday.
San Francisco has joined five other major U.S. cities in supporting a federal lawsuit against a prominent national website known for posting “escort” service advertisements and alleges they actually promote prostitution and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley launched a public awareness campaign that’s aimed at confronting what she described as an epidemic of human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children.
Individuals who have been arrested in Oakland for prostitution-related offenses and been charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office will now be featured on the Oakland Police Department’s website.
Three Northern California men are facing charges in what prosecutors say was a brutal sex trafficking ring in which women were raped and beaten and one was branded with a clothes iron.
Authorities in Northern California said 18 people face dozens of felony charges, including pimping, after several massage parlors were shut down during a series of early-morning raids.
The Marin County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Marin City man Tuesday on suspicion of human trafficking of a victim under the age of 18.
Changes are underway at two Oakland hotels known for sex trafficking and child prostitution and the city attorney is ready for a fresh start.
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.
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.