Leader Of Bay Area Sex Trafficking Ring Trolled Internet For Underage VictimsThe leader of a sex trafficking ring in Santa Clara County, who recruited minors through social media, has pleaded guilty to several counts in federal court and faces decades in prison.
New Laws Forced Sex Workers Back On SF Streets, Caused 170% Spike In Human TraffickingPolice stats showed a drop in violent crime for San Francisco last year. But there’s one major category that is bucking the trend: Police recorded a 170 percent jump in reports of human trafficking in 2018.
South Bay Siblings Accused In Scheme Of Trafficking Guatemalan ImmigrantsA Mountain View man and his sister allegedly helped bring Guatemalan families and teens to the U.S. illegally, only to ensnare them in a scheme of forced sex and labor trafficking.
Sacramento Postal Worker Saves Teen Girl From Sex TraffickingA Sacramento postal worker is being credited with saving a teenage girl from being sold into sex trafficking.
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.
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.
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.
4 Richmond Cops Fired After Sex Trafficking InvestigationAfter reviewing the results of an investigation into sexual misconduct involving a sex trafficking victim, four Richmond police officers have been terminated, city officials said Sunday morning.
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.