Sex Trafficking Crackdown Leads To Rescues, Arrests In Northern CaliforniaThe FBI says a nationwide crackdown on child trafficking has recovered 84 children and captured 120 alleged traffickers, including several arrested in California.
More Calls Pouring Into Human Trafficking Hotlines Than Ever BeforeIn 2008, it received 3,514 calls, including just a few hundred from trafficking victims. In 2016, there were 26,727 calls, including more than 4,600 from victims.
Vegas Sex Trafficking Study Finds Underage, Fearful WomenOf 190 identified sex-trafficking victims in 2014, Arizona State University researchers found two-thirds were under 18 years old, one in five was brought to southern Nevada from somewhere else and more than half were never reported as missing.
FBI Reaching Out To Women, Girls Selling Sex During The Super BowlFor the first time in its efforts to crack down on sex trafficking during the Super Bowl, the FBI will try to reach out to women and girls selling sex in the run-up to the game to give them a way out and get them to turn against their traffickers.
Montana Man Gets 7 Years For Trying to Buy Sex Slaves For His 'Stone Dungeon'A Billings man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for attempting to purchase two women to use as sex slaves in what he called a stone dungeon in the basement of his residence.
Kidnapped Sacramento Teen Rescued From Sex Trafficking In ReddingShe spent weeks locked in a room, taken from the city ranked by the FBI as the second-worst city for sex trafficking, and shuttled between two Redding apartments.
Sister Helps Rescue Sacramento Girl From Sex Slave EpidemicInvestigators tell CBS13 that the family called from a Denny’s off of Interstate 80 in Sacramento saying that the teen was being held at a local motel.
Human Trafficking Brings Easy Money, Hard Lives For Teenage GirlsSacramento is Northern California’s gateway for human trafficking in part because of its location. The Interstate 80 corridor makes moving people easy.
Sex-Trafficking Industry Continues To Plague SacramentoCBS13’s Ron Jones recently spoke with a woman caught in the vicious cycle of sex trafficking.
105 Children Rescued In Nationwide Sex Trafficking CrackdownThe 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.
South Sacramento Sex Trafficking Victims Begin Healing ProcessSources tell CBS13 they are all over 18 years old, foreign born and of Asian descent. Authorities say in many cases like this, it’s the only life they’ve ever known.
Local Nonprofit Using Peer-To-Peer Mentoring To Rescue Women From ProstitutionOne of Sacramento’s most wanted has been arrested, accused of allegedly pimping an underage girl.