10 indicted in Bay Area human trafficking and brothel ring

A federal grand jury in San Francisco has indicted 10 people who allegedly ran a network of 40 brothels throughout the Bay Area employing women trafficked primarily from Asian countries, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Oct. 23.  Federal prosecutors said the defendants operated 30 brothels in cities including Pinole, San Mateo, Redwood City, Sunnyvale, Belmont, […]

Survivors rally to save domestic violence orgs from up to $800,000 in budget cuts

(Bay City News Service) — Survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking cried out on the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall May 5 against possibly losing up to $800,000 of city funding. In order to close the city’s $306 million deficit, a draft budget proposal includes a 15 or 28 percent cut to the […]

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