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.
One young woman didn’t want to show her face, but was very eager to talk about her role in the growing sex-trafficking crisis in Sacramento.
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.
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.
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.