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.