San Francisco Legislator's Bill Would End Loitering for Prostitution Arrests in CaliforniaPolice in California would no longer be able to arrest anyone for loitering with the intent to engage in prostitution under a bill advanced by state lawmakers on Friday amid debate over whether the move would help or harm sex trafficking victims.
NorCal Couple Pleads Guilty To Forced Labor Of Guatemalan FamilyA Northern California couple pleaded guilty Tuesday to forcing a Guatemalan relative and her two daughters to work long hours under poor conditions while keeping the girls out of school with threats that they would be deported.
Multiple People Arrested In Human Trafficking Crackdown In Pittsburg, RichmondLocal police agencies made multiple arrests in Pittsburg and Richmond in a joint effort to combat human trafficking.
California AG Rob Bonta Launches Anti-Human Trafficking TeamsAttorney General Rob Bonta launched new anti-human trafficking teams to apprehend perpetrators and support survivors on Friday amid an alarming increase in labor and sexual exploitation statewide.
UPDATE: Authorities Release New Details About Milpitas Couple Who Ran Network of South Bay BrothelsThe Santa Clara County District Attorney's office on Friday released new details regarding the recent arrest of a tech businessman and his wife charged with running an international network of South Bay brothels.
Milpitas Couple Arrested, 6 Women Rescued After 2-Year Human Trafficking Investigation In South BayA Milpitas couple was arrested Wednesday in connection with a nearly two-year-long human trafficking investigation by police and the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office.
12-Year-Old Girl Rescued From Human Trafficking In Vallejo; 19-Year-Old ArrestedA 12-year-old girl who was forced into human trafficking was rescued in Vallejo on Wednesday and a 19-year-old faces multiple charges in the case, police said.
Woman Rescued From Human Trafficking At Sunnyvale Motel, 3 ArrestedAuthorities rescued a Central Valley woman who was the victim of human trafficking at a motel in Sunnyvale on Monday and have made three arrests in connection with the case.
Oakland Vintage Clothing Store Owner Wages Fight To Stop Human Trafficking As She Helps Victims HealThis week's Jefferson Award winner is at the forefront of the fight to stop human trafficking in Oakland, armed with love.
Gilroy Business Owner Couple Charged With Human Trafficking, Wage TheftA Gilroy couple has been charged with labor human trafficking and several other counts involving multiple victims, including one harbored in the back of a store to sleep on a mattress in unhealthy conditions, authorities said Monday.
East Bay District Attorneys Say Law Enforcement Can Keep Communities Safe During Inmate Zero Bail ReleasesDistrict attorneys from Bay Area counties said on Friday that they think law enforcement officials can still keep the community safe despite a recent order to release suspects accused of misdemeanors and non-violent felonies without bail.
Police Arrest 4 for Running Brothels in San Jose Residential NeighborhoodsSan Jose police said they have arrested four people for running a human trafficking operation.
Oakland Pimp Gets 18 Years To Life For Trafficking 15-Year-Old GirlA man with nine prior felony convictions was sentenced on Friday to 18 years to life in state prison for bringing a 15-year-old Stockton girl to Oakland to perform acts of prostitution along an infamous stretch of International Boulevard known as the “Track.”
San Jose Police Announce 'Report John Program' To Combat Prostitution, Human TraffickingTouted as yet another tool in their arsenal to combat human trafficking and prostitution in San Jose, police announced this week a new online portal for residents to report the crime that’s known to plague areas of the city.
Man Arrested For Sex Trafficking, Abusing Gilroy Woman For YearsA Watsonville man has been arrested for sex trafficking a Gilroy woman for over five years and severely physically abusing her, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.