A 28-year-old Chicago man has pleaded guilty to a sex trafficking offense involving an underage girl in the Sacramento area.
Sacramento is Northern California’s gateway for human trafficking in part because of its location. The Interstate 80 corridor makes moving people easy.
The self-proclaimed loving father was arrested for allegedly using at least one girl under the age of 16 as a sex slave, cashing in on her innocence.
The announcement came during what had been expected to be the arraignment of Meshael Alayban, 42, on the felony charge punishable by up to 12 years in prison.
State troopers in northern Ohio say a traffic stop led to the discovery of two women who say they were forced into prostitution.
It’s shocking to learn that Sacramento is one of the top five cities in the country suffering from human trafficking, and it’s not slowing down.
California’s attorney general says the number of people identified as victims of human trafficking in the state has increased steadily since 2010.
California will toughen its penalties for human trafficking and its monitoring of sex offenders under an initiative approved Tuesday.
A national non-profit organization is teaming up with the California Trucking Association in hopes of teaching truck drivers how to spot and report sex trafficking suspects out on the road.