–On Jan. 26, 2021, in San Luis Obispo, investigators from the San Luis Obispo County Counter Human Trafficking Team (which is comprised of an investigator from the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office and a detective and sergeant from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office), California Highway Patrol/Continue Reading

BAKERSFIELD — Over the course of two years, police across California investigated seemingly unrelated crimes and disappearances: teens from the Bay Area who’d allegedly been abused by their pimp and “branded” with tattoos. A woman from the Central Valley whose 3-month-old baby was kidnapped to force her into sex work.Continue Reading

BELLEVUE, WA — Bellevue vice detectives have arrested two men on suspicion of commercial sex abuse after a 16-year-old girl reached out to a local group for help, police announced Wednesday. The police department said the girl’s rescue marked the fifth minor recovered from suspected sex trafficking in just sixContinue Reading