Expert: Homelessness Disproportionately Impacts Black And LGBTQ YouthThere is a hidden homeless population, often by design: street kids. When children end up homeless, it’s usually because someone in their life dropped the ball. A UC Berkeley professor says it’s up to society to pick them up.
Oakland Hires Anti-Violence Czar With Proven Track Record To Stop CrimeThere has been a spike in violent crime in Oakland and the city has is getting help to reverse the trend.
Notorious Sex Trafficker Sentenced To More Than 17 Years In Federal PrisonDamari William Singleton, a Sacramento man who attempted to recruit young women in the Bay Area for a sex trafficking operation from his jail cell, has been sentenced by a federal judge in San Jose to 17 1/2 years in prison, authorities said.
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.
Richmond Parolee, Gang Associate Charged With Sex TraffickingA known gang associate and parolee has been charged with trafficking a minor using social media to recruit a 16-year-old for sex work, Contra Costa County prosecutors said Thursday.
3 Arrested In East San Jose For Sex Trafficking 14-Year-Old Girl, 2 Other WomenThree men were arrested in East San Jose on Sunday for allegedly trafficking a 14-year-old girl and two other women, police reported Thursday.
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.