The Los Angeles district attorney says her office is targeting street gangs that are prostituting girls as young as 12 years old.
Police asked for the public’s help Friday to find two suspects involved in the pimping of a 16-year-old girl.
Police say they have made 91 arrests for pimping, prostitution and payment for sexual services following an eight-month sex trafficking investigation.
In order to combat prostitution, Anaheim will begin publicly shaming people convicted of soliciting sex from a prostitute.
A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to more than six years in state prison after pleading guilty to human trafficking and prostitution charges involving 16- and 17-year-old girls.
A former San Bernardino policeman who forced two prostitutes to perform sex acts while he was in uniform has been convicted of civil rights violations.
AB1585 by Assemblyman Luis Alejo, a Democrat from Watsonville, allows defendants who are convicted of soliciting prostitution to petition to clear their record if they have evidence they were victims of human trafficking.
The state Assembly has passed legislation doubling county jail sentences for those convicted of soliciting minor prostitutes, although it originally contained much harsher penalties.
A Los Angeles City Council committee is seeking an ordinance that would prevent permits from being issued to strip clubs, liquor stores and adult businesses along three San Fernando Valley roads.
A Gardena man was expected in court Monday on charges of transporting a teenage Minnesota girl to Los Angeles to engage in prostitution, federal prosecutors said.
The 21-year-old woman whose body was found last week at an Anaheim recycling plant was the victim of a homicide, authorities said.
Los Angeles officials are launching an effort to target pimps and johns in the San Fernando Valley, while trying to help juvenile prostitutes who want out of the sex trade.
Male officers, working undercover, entered the business and were solicited for prostitution.
The murder Tuesday of 17-year-old Aubreyanna Sade Parks of Yorba Linda, shows how deadly the life can be.
Seven suspects were arrested last week during an undercover prostitution sting, the Riverside Police Department announced Tuesday.