Police and prosecutors in San Francisco will no longer use condoms as evidence when arresting and charging sex workers, according to an agreement announced Tuesday between The City’s law enforcement agencies and the Human Rights Commission.
The agreement followed a six-month trial period in which condoms were not used as evidence in cases. Read More
Four female victims of ruthless alleged pimps who were busted at a South San Francisco hotel last weekend said they were deprived of food and given drugs to keep them working all night.
About 11 a.m. Saturday, officers reportedly stormed an Airport Boulevard hotel, detained two female “sex slaves” and seized cocaine, according to police and prosecutors. Read More
On top of worrying about violent johns out on the streets, authorities say Asian prostitutes in the Bay Area are now being targeted in their own homes by thieves lusting for cash.
A woman and two men are facing multiple felony charges in connection with a July 11 home-invasion robbery in San Mateo that police believe was part of a ring targeting sex workers. Read More
A woman who is accused of joining her husband in coercing underage teenage girls into prostitution is due to be arraigned in federal court in Oakland on Thursday on a sex trafficking charge.
Helen Jean Singh, 22, and her husband, Mahendar Singh, 40, both of Sacramento, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Oakland on Dec. 1 on a charge of conspiring to force children under 18 to engage in commercial sex acts by means of force, fraud or coercion. Read More
A Sacramento couple was arrested Saturday at a South San Francisco hotel on suspicion of forcing three teenage girls into prostitution, police said.
Officers went to a hotel in the 300 block of S. Airport Boulevard on a tip that a runaway girl had been seen near the property at about 4 p.m., according to South San Francisco police.
Arriving officers found a 19-year-old woman and two juvenile girls in a room at the hotel, police said. Read More
Lucinda Moyers said she was looking to score the night “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek’s San Francisco hotel room was burglarized — but not in the way prosecutors might think. Read More
In an effort to block prostitutes from operating under the guise of a legitimate massage business, officials in San Mateo County are considering imposing new limits on the establishments and for the first time requiring them to obtain a local license. Read More
An increase in seedy sex deals on Polk Street has led to a major police crackdown on prostitution on the strip, where a pimp and prostitute were shot earlier this month.
Neighbors say the number of sex peddlers working on Polk Street has grown to an alarming level that jeopardizes their safety and efforts to clean up the area. Read More
Ten people have been charged with conspiracy, pimping, pandering and human trafficking for allegedly running a prostitution ring in three counties, a spokeswoman for the Alameda County District Attorney's Office said Friday.
The charges stem from a year-long, multi-agency investigation that culminated last week with search and arrest warrants being carried out at 10 locations in Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties on Thursday to break up the alleged ring. Read More
A crackdown on street prostitution in response to complaints from Polk Street and Russian Hill residents has netted 51 arrests, but officials say the crackdown can’t last forever.As The Examiner reported this month, police Chief George Gascón wants to publish the mug shots and license plates of those who are caught paying for sex in San Francisco on a Web site or in the media. It is part of a larger city strategy aimed at fighting the oldest profession. Read More