Snapchat-Famous, LA Sex Worker 'Pretty Hoe' Charged In Sex TraffickingFederal prosecutors said Melanie Denae Williams was charged with trafficking minors for sex and using force or fraud to coerce an adult into prostitution.
8 Arrested In Pomona Prostitution StingPolice from Pomona and Claremont in have placed four women and four men in custody after a sting operation in Pomona's "Holt Corridor."
Court Tosses Lawsuit Seeking Legal California ProstitutionThe court ruled that California had legitimate reasons for criminalizing prostitution, including discouraging human trafficking and violence against women.
LA Rapper Sentenced To Prison For Pimping Out Social Media 'Girlfriends'The rapper-producer known as Ramsay Tha Great pleaded guilty to multiple counts of pimping and pandering, as well as human trafficking and assault.
OC College Counselor Accused Of Trading Sex With Students To File Late PaperworkJavier Williams, 38, worked as a financial aid counselor at Saddleback College.
20 Arrested In Santa Barbara County Prostitution StingA fake ad on the online site backpage lured 20 people to a Santa Barbara County hotel, where they were arrested on charged of soliciting prostitution.
Man Sentenced To 3 Years For Pimping His Girlfriend While He Babysat Their NewbornMarius Prince got the victim to engage in sex acts for commerce even after she'd had a Cesarean birth weeks before.
4 Men -- Including 75-Year-Old -- Nabbed In Ventura Police Sting Involving Sex With Underage Teen In each case, it was made clear to the suspect the female they were talking to was a minor, officials said.
LA City Council Considers Sending 'Dear John' Letters To Homes Of Men Who Solicit ProstitutesCouncil member Nury Martinez's plan drew immediate criticism from the Electronic Freedom Foundation, which along with the ACLU has an ongoing lawsuit against the LAPD and the Los Angeles sheriff.
San Bernardino County Official Keeps Job Amid Prostitution ScandalOne San Bernardino county official who pled guilty to agreeing to engage in prostitution is allowed to keep his job, and that isn't sitting well with local residents.
Fundraiser To Be Held For Local Group Rescuing Children From Sexual ExploitationThe number of children who are at risk at any given time is said to be estimated between 100,000 and 300,000. One of the largest groups to rescue these children from prostitution is located locally, in the San Fernando Valley.