Investigators say some of the massage parlors they’ve shut down because of alleged prostitution and human trafficking are trying to reopen under new ownership. But police worry that’s not always the case.
Northern California law enforcement officials are turning to social media to combat prostitution by posting names of men arrested on solicitation charges.
On Wednesday, the FBI seized the domains of the San Francisco-based site, as well as SFRedbook.com and slapped the owners with a slew of charges, including promoting prostitution.
Investigators say Chester Brown was using a Motel 6 to force at least four teenage girls to engage in sexual acts with men for money.
A 911 call from a teen who says she was kidnapped and forced to prostitute herself lands a man behind bars.
A teenager was arrested for allegedly pimping a woman twice his age in Roseville.
California officials have voted to allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they have been raped or beaten.
Under the current system, those harmed in violent crimes can be paid for medical costs and related expenses, but prostitutes are excluded because their activities are illegal.
The FBI says 12 children have been rescued and 17 alleged pimps were arrested in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of a nationwide crackdown on child sex trafficking.
Agents conducted a sting operation at four South Sacramento homes and two more in San Mateo.
It’s a place where fantasies become reality, where inhibitions are left at the door, and the concepts of infidelity, deception and immorality simply don’t exist—even if what’s happening is clearly illegal.
Authorities say a 20-year-old Portland woman drove 50 miles to reach the man she thought was her client after being solicited for prostitution through phone and text messages.