Articles Tagged With ‘Prostitution’




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California deems Backpage.com a brothel, arrests the CEO

Carl Ferrer

Backpage.com is the world’s top online brothel, and its CEO, Carl Ferrer, is a pimp, according to the California Attorney General’s Office. Authorities have arrested Ferrer on felony charges of pimping, pimping a minor and conspiracy to commit pimping. Backpage... (Continue reading)

Prosecutors to charge seven officers in Bay Area sex scandal

Celeste Guap

Prosecutors will file charges against seven current and former Bay Area law enforcement officers involved in a teen sex scandal, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley said at a press conference Friday. The charges will consist of a range of... (Continue reading)

Man sentenced to 177 years for robbing and raping prostitutes

Gregory Arthur Erwin

A 52-year-old Santa Maria man was sentenced to more than 177 years in prison for raping and robbing women in San Luis Obispo County at gunpoint. His victims were prostitutes. [KSBY] On March 14, 2013, Gregory Arthur Erwin, a former... (Continue reading)

Two men convicted of pimping teen in Santa Maria

Humberto Carranza and Cameron Jones

A Santa Barbara County jury convicted two men of pimping a 16-year-old girl whom they advertised on Craigslist as a 20-year-old. The victim had sex with customers, as well as with both of the defendants. Humberto Carranza, 24, met the... (Continue reading)

SLO jury convicts man of robbing and raping prostitutes

Gregory Arthur Erwin

A 52-year-old Santa Maria man has been convicted of raping and robbing women at gunpoint. His victims were prostitutes. On March 14, 2013, Gregory Arthur Erwin raped and robbed a woman at the San Luis Inn and Suites in San... (Continue reading)

Sex videos played at rape trial

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Prosecutors played a video of a 40-year-old San Francisco man having sex with a Los Osos teen he allegedly met on Craigslist during a trial Monday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. The screen was positioned so that jurors could... (Continue reading)

Correction: DA will prosecute prostitutes

District Attorney Dan Dow

The San Luis Obispo District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday it plans to prosecute adult prostitutes who it does not deem are victims. In a March Tribune article, “SLO County prosecutors to view prostitutes as victims, not criminals,” it says the... (Continue reading)

Man convicted of soliciting prostitute, SLO DA announces

District Attorney

Correction: The San Luis Obispo District Attorney’s Office is continuing to prosecute prostitutes, though not those determined to be victims of human trafficking. The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office is announcing the conviction of a 27-year-old man who... (Continue reading)

Man who forced girls into prostitution sentenced

Michael Anthony Andrade

A 34-year-old man who forced two teenage girls into prostitution in Fresno and San Luis Obispo received a federal prison sentence of more than 12.5 years. Fresno resident Michael Anthony Andrade was one of two men who pleaded guilty to... (Continue reading)

SLOPD report tells girl’s account of forced prostitution

Fabio Bettencourt Silveira

A 15-year-old Manteca girl, who recently spent five days working as a prostitute in San Luis Obispo County, was forced into prostitution by her boyfriend. [Tribune] The victim said she met 16-year-old Nikko Xavier Anaya on Instagram about four months... (Continue reading)



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