Bay Area Lawmaker Seeks Protections For Sex Workers Who Report CrimesSen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, announced Monday he introduced a statewide bill last week aimed at protecting sex workers from being arrested when they report serious and violent crimes.
Human Trafficking Police Sting Results In 5 Arrests In San RafaelSan Rafael police arrested five men Friday on suspicion of human trafficking offenses.
Nevada Pimp Who Starred In HBO Series Found DeadDennis Hof, a legal pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his business and who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state Legislature, has died.
Oakland Karaoke Bar Busted For Drugs, ProstitutionState liquor control agents raided an Oakland karaoke bar early Friday, culminating a three-month investigation that led to the arrest of four suspects on drug and prostitution charges.
Breed Defends 'Comfort Women' Memorial After Osaka Cuts Sister City TiesSan Francisco Mayor London Breed on Thursday responded to the mayor of San Francisco’s sister city, Osaka, Japan, after he cut ties between the two cities on Tuesday over San Francisco’s Comfort Women Memorial.
Lawsuit Accuses Facebook Of Enabling Human TraffickersA human trafficking survivor from Texas has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging the social media giant provides traffickers an unrestricted way to "stalk, exploit, recruit, groom ... and extort children into the sex trade."
Mother-Son Duo Convicted Of Running North Bay BrothelsA Santa Rosa man and his mother were convicted in Sonoma County Superior Court this morning of charges related to the operation of a brothel in Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa in 2017 and this year.
Accused Mother-Son Pimps Plead Not Guilty To Operating North Bay BrothelA Santa Rosa man and his mother pleaded not guilty this morning in Sonoma County Superior Court to allegedly operating a brothel in Rohnert Park.
Nevada Sex Workers Resist Efforts to Close Legal BrothelsA pimp's campaign for the legislature has sparked an anti-brothel effort that sex workers fear could spread to parts of Nevada that allow legal prostitution.
Lawyer Says His Client Is A Pimp, But Not A Human TraffickerThe defense lawyer for an ex-convict charged with human trafficking claims the alleged victims worked for him voluntarily.
January 2020 Trial Set For Backpage FoundersMichael Lacey, James Larkin and five employees of the site who are charged in the case are scheduled for trial on Jan. 15, 2020.
Backpage CEO Pleads Guilty, Will Testify Against OthersThe chief executive of Backpage pleaded guilty to state and federal charges including conspiracy and money laundering.
Indictment Accuses Backpage Founders Of Aiding ProstitutionThe founders of Backpage and five others at the classified site have been indicted on federal charges in what authorities say was a scheme to facilitate prostitution.
Bay Area Men Arrested For Alleged Sex Trafficking Of Teenage GirlsFour Bay Area men arrested for allegedly providing drugs and alcohol to teenage girls and then prostituting them in Salinas and San Jose.
Alleged Santa Rosa Mother-Son Pimps Employed 150 Women Over 10 YearsA Santa Rosa man and his mother had operated an illegal brothel in the North Bay for 10 years, employing nearly 150 women and serving hundreds of clients.