She 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.
Investigators 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.
Sacramento is Northern California’s gateway for human trafficking in part because of its location. The Interstate 80 corridor makes moving people easy.
CBS13’s Ron Jones recently spoke with a woman caught in the vicious cycle of sex trafficking.
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.
Sources 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.
One of Sacramento’s most wanted has been arrested, accused of allegedly pimping an underage girl.
A family of Sacramento women all pleaded guilty for their involvement in the prostitution and sex trafficking of underage girls in the Sacramento area.
A Sacramento man has pleaded guilty to three counts of sex-trafficking of underage girls, while two co-defendants face charges for posting photographs of the girls online as a way to attract customers, the U.S. attorney’s office said Friday.
The man convicted of violently forcing underage girls into prostitution for years was sentenced to 30 years in prison and 10 years of probation, authorities said.