Over 3,300 Erotic Massage Businesses Operating In California, Report FindsA third of all illicit massage businesses in the United States are located in California, according to a new report.
Rohnert Park Police Arrest Mother, Son for Operating Prostitution RingFollowing an investigation, Rohnert Park authorities arrested a mother and her son for allegedly operating a prostitution ring.
San Francisco Sex Workers Reporting Violent Crimes Won't Face ArrestSan Francisco has adopted first-of-its-kind policy that shields sex workers reporting a violent crime from being arrested for prostitution.
Fairfield Police Arrest Alleged Pimp, Rescue 16-Year-Old GirlOfficers in Fairfield arrested a man on suspicion of pimping after a 16-year-old girl told officers that he had been trafficking her over the past week.
Conspiracy Charges Dropped Against Oakland Cop Over Involvement With ProstituteFelony conspiracy charges against a former Oakland police officer for his involvement with a prostitute were dismissed for the second time.
Sex Workers' Advocate Asks Federal Court in S.F. to Strike Down Law Against ProstitutionA lawyer for a sex workers' advocacy group asked a federal appeals court in San Francisco Thursday to overturn a 145-year-old California law that criminalizes prostitution.
San Francisco Takes Aim At Brothels Posing As Massage ParlorsSan Francisco shuts down a brothel posing as a massage parlor in the Financial District and seeks to close another in the Richmond District.
San Francisco Sex Workers Battle For Rights, LegitimacySex workers say there needs to be rights for those who choose to be in the sex work industry and safeguards created for women who don’t.
Oakland Police Officer To Face Trial In Sex Exploitation ScandalAn Oakland police officer accused of crimes in connection with a sexual exploitation scandal that roiled the department and others in the Bay Area has been ordered to stand trial on a felony charge of obstruction of justice and a misdemeanor count of prostitution.
Prostitute Convicted In Google Exec's Overdose Death Ordered DeportedAn immigration judge has ordered a Northern California prostitute convicted of involuntary manslaughter in death of a Google executive to be deported back to Canada.
San Francisco Sues Massage Parlor Accused Of Running A BrothelThe city of San Francisco is suing a Financial District massage parlor alleging that the business is in fact a brothel and has been for years.
Shutting Down Accused Online Brothel Backpage.com May Hurt Law EnforcementThere's a law enforcement paradox to Backpage.com, labeled by officials as the largest U.S. internet prostitution ad provider.
Pimping Charges Against Backpage.com Rejected By Sacramento Superior Court JudgeCiting federal free speech laws, a judge rejected pimping charges Friday against the operators of a major international website that state attorney general Kamala Harris called the "world's top online brothel."
2 Accused Of Running Brothel In San Mateo HomeObservant residents in a San Mateo neighborhood led police to the discovery of an alleged brothel, resulting in two arrests.
Backpage.com Operators Faced With Pimping Charges May Get A BreakA California judge tentatively rejected pimping charges against the operators of a major international website that advertises escort services.