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U.S. Placed Immigrant Children With Traffickers, Report Says

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services placed more than a dozen immigrant children in the custody of human traffickers after it failed to conduct background checks of caregivers, according to a Senate report released on Thursday. Examining how the federal agency processes minors who arrive at the border without a guardian, lawmakers […]

Case Solved: 16-Year Old San Mateo Girl Found In LA

This Summer An Underage Girl Went Missing in San Mateo County. We Found Her. She was in high school when a man lured her away. He told her she was pretty, he loved her, he would buy her nice things….. Girls who go missing are, more often than not, kidnapped for commercial sexual exploitation. Special […]

Case Solved: Man Arrested In San Bruno For Selling Sex

He Made Money Selling Young Women For Sex. We Hope He Comes Up With A Better Business Plan In Jail. Special Operations works very closely with The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office on sex trafficking. So, when a tip came in that a man was selling young women for sex out of a house in […]

Trump signs ‘FOSTA’ bill targeting online sex trafficking, enables states and victims to pursue websites

President Trump signed a bill Wednesday that gives federal and state prosecutors greater power to pursue websites that host sex-trafficking ads and enables victims and state attorneys general to file civil lawsuits against those sites. Addressing the victims and family members in attendance, the president said, “I’m signing this bill in your honor. … You […]

Backpage.com shut down by FBI

Classifieds website Backpage.com has been seized and shut down by the FBI. The FBI confirmed Friday that agents also raided the Sedona home of Michael Lacey, the founder of Backpage.com. Backpage.com has been under investigation for years for claims that the site facilitates sex trafficking on their adult ads page. Read more

2 Clearlake men arrested on suspicion of human trafficking for prostitution

Lake County authorities have arrested two Clearlake men suspected of human trafficking linked to prostitution, a bust that culminates a six-month investigation, District Attorney Don Anderson announced Friday. Timothy Lee Williams, 52, was arrested Thursday as he sat in a car outside a motel where the District Attorney’s investigators set up a sting operation involving […]

Silicon Valley Man Busted With Child Porn Thanks To Wife: Police

MENLO PARK, CA — A Menlo Park man is jailed on $200,000 bail Tuesday after being arrested on suspicion of child pornography. The man, whose LinkedIn profile indicates he’s a “product development executive” in the automotive sector based in the Bay Area, was arrested after an investigation was first prompted by his wife’s suspicions, the […]

Peninsula Man Accused Of Molesting Girl, 6, At Jamaica Resort

FOSTER CITY, CA — A Foster City man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of molesting a six-year-old child in a hotel resort pool in Jamaica, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Douglas Peacock, 43, has been charged with one count of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places, […]