Fact Check: Lawmaker's Claim Of California Legalizing Child Prostitution FalseA widely shared story that claims California has legalized child prostitution is false.
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.
Former Subway Pitchman Jared Fogle To Plead Guilty To Sex With Minors, Child PornLongtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography in a case that destroyed his career at the sandwich-shop chain and could send him to prison for more than a decade.
Alert Cop Rescues 16-Year-Old From Prostitution, Uncovers Sex Business After Routine Traffic Stop In MarinIt's the usual story of Internet-fueled exploitation, a greedy adult, a naive teen and a cheap hotel. It all ended Monday when police found a girl holed up in a Terra Linda hotel, turning tricks for Johns via the Internet website, Back Page.
Santa Clara County Funds New Human Trafficking TeamThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Wednesday to establish a human trafficking team.
Stockton Police Arrest Man In Prostitution BustA girl from Antioch managed to get away from a man she said forced her into prostitution.
Bay Area Survivor Of Human Trafficking Describes OrdealThere were just four human trafficking cases prosecuted in Contra Costa County in 2011, last year that number jumped to 32. A victim in one of those cases described her ordeal to KPIX 5.
Vallejo Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Pimping 16-Year-Old GirlPatrick Emuel Moore III was arrested on suspicion of pimping Wednesday after police contacted a 16-year-old girl as part of a drug investigation at a hotel in Santa Rosa.
Oakland Hotels Once Plagued By Prostitution To Get New ManagementChanges are underway at two Oakland hotels known for sex trafficking and child prostitution and the city attorney is ready for a fresh start.
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.
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.
8 Arrested In Emeryville Child Prostitution RaidEight people have been arrested at an Emeryville hotel in an operation targeting child prostitution, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday.
Nationwide Prostitution Sting Results In Bay Area Arrests An operation targeting child prostitution rescued six teenage girls from Bay Area streets and resulted in the arrest of a large number of pimps and adult prostitutes.
California Lawmakers Creating Policy To Target Child ProstitutionCalifornia lacks a unified response to human trafficking but several Bay Area officials are making inroads in protecting exploited children and prosecuting their attackers.
Child Prostitution Growth In Alameda County Outpaces Police EffortsOn 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.