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11 people arrested in Roseville sex trafficking sting

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (KCRA) — Eleven people from across Northern California were arrested in connection with a sex trafficking sting in Roseville, law enforcement officials said Friday. Roseville Police Department, in partnership with the Placer County Special Investigation Unit, conducted a “john sting” hoping to catch anyone involved in prostitution and discourage others from participating. Read […]

Berkeley man gets life sentence for prostituting teen

BURLINGAME — Matthew Graves, the first person ever to be convicted of human trafficking by a San Mateo County jury, was sentenced Friday to 34 years to life in prison, prosecutors said. In February, Graves, 29, of Berkeley, was found guilty of four felonies: pimping of a minor, pandering of a minor, human trafficking of […]

27 Cited In Undercover Prostitution Sting In San Jose: Police

Breaking: Residents of San Jose, Campbell, East Palo Alto and Berkeley were among those cited during the four-day sting, police said. SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA — Police in San Jose issued dozens of prostitution-related citations during a recent four-day undercover operation that involved officers posing as “Johns” seeking “dates” from suspected prostitutes, as well as […]

4 Arrested In Human Trafficking Case In San Bruno, Police Say

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office says they have arrested four people in San Bruno on suspicion of prostitution and pimping. Saturday at around 2 p.m., the Sheriff’s Crime Suppression Unit (CSU), Redwood City Street Crimes Team, and the San Bruno Police Department served a search and arrest warrant at a residence in the 1100 […]

Pittsburg: Man convicted of human trafficking, kidnapping

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. […]

Santa Clara County Pair Arrested, Charged With Pimping San Diego Girl

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 […]