Prosecutors: Homeless Man Groomed Teen Into Selling Photos, Videos Of HerselfInvestigators say he brainwashed a 16-year-old Winters girl into using drugs and leaving school after they met at a party.
Attempted Kidnapping Of Girl Stokes Human Trafficking Fears In SacramentoWitnesses say a young girl was almost kidnapped from a local market. A 29-year-old woman is behind bars.
Sex Trafficking Addressed In New Sex Education CurriculumNew policies around sexual education are being implemented at Rocklin Unified School District, which includes discussion about sex trafficking.
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.