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.
Teen At Center Of Police Sex Trafficking Scandal Slams San Francisco With $18M ClaimTeen at center of a Bay Area law enforcement sex scandal slams the city of San Francisco with a claim seeking $18 million in damages.
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.
Oakland Cop Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Scandal ChargesOne of five Oakland police officers charged in a sex scandal that has rocked several law enforcement agencies across the Bay Area pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony obstruction charge and a misdemeanor prostitution charge.
Richmond Mayor: Attorneys For Woman In Police Sex Scandal 'Grandstanding'The mayor of Richmond is disputing allegations by the attorney for the woman at the center of a Bay Area law enforcement sex scandal, who claimed Wednesday Richmond Police fooled her into leaving the state for drug rehabilitation in what amounts to witness tampering.
Harmful Terminology 'Sanitizing' Exploitation Of Sex Trafficking Victims, Advocates SayNow that the Oakland police sex scandal is making national headlines, a Washington DC based anti-trafficking group is pressing the media to stop using what it considers harmful terminology to describe the 18 year old at the center of the controversy.
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.
Child Sex Trafficking: How To Fight It, How To Stop ItMore than 100,000 children nationwide are victims of sex trafficking. In 2014, close to 1,000 cases of human trafficking were reported in California alone.
San Leandro Mom Asks For Help Locating Missing DaughterA 12-year-old Bay Area girl went missing a week ago while in the care of Alameda County social services. No one told her mother – for days.
Public Art Installation Denouncing Sex Trafficking, Forced Labor Set To Debut In San JoseA new art display being unveiled Monday in San Jose is meant to draw awareness regarding human trafficking and forced labor.
FBI Cracks Down On Super Bowl Sex TraffickingFor the first time in its efforts to crack down on sex trafficking during the Super Bowl, the FBI will try to reach out to women and girls selling sex in the run-up to the game to give them a way out and get them to turn against their traffickers.