An East Bay man was convicted of several felonies — including conspiring with two rival pimps — in what authorities have described as the worst sex trafficking case in Contra Costa’s history.

Derrick Harper, 39, was convicted Thursday of kidnapping for extortion, aiding and abetting rapes, conspiracy to commit human trafficking, and other related offenses. He was charged in 2013, along with two East Contra Costa men, Roy Gordon, 45, and Eric “E-Rock” Beman, 49.

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2 Santa Clara County residents have been arrested on suspicion of the human trafficking and pimping a 17-year-old San Diego County girl.

A man and woman were arrested Monday in San Jose on suspicion of the human trafficking and pimping a 17-year-old San Diego County girl, Santa Clara County sheriff’s officials said Thursday evening.

Quanzell Butcher, 22 of Santa Clara (pictured above), and Tyairra Beasley, 19 of San Jose, are scheduled to appear in court on March 30.

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