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Inside San Diego’s $810m human trafficking industry

Considered among the best cities to work and live in the US, San Diego also ranks in the FBI’s 13 highest-intensity trafficking areas in the country. Sex trafficking generates $810m in annual revenue for local pimps and gangs, making it the county’s second-largest underground economy after drugs. But findings of a groundbreaking three-year study on…

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Assemblywoman Gonzalez Human Trafficking Reform Legislation Passes Committee

PRESS RELEASE SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, April 19, 2016) – Human trafficking legislation by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) that would increase penalties for those attempting to purchase sex passed the Assembly Committee on Public Safety on a bipartisan 6-0 vote.   Under Assembly Bill 1708, California would, for the first time, treat the purchasing and…

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Christian Couple Prepares to Open First U.S. Home for Sex-Trafficked Boys

Gaye Clark | WORLD News Service | Friday, April 08, 2016 Chris and Anna Smith, who are poised to open the first safe house in the United States for sex trafficked boys, didn’t set out to be trailblazers. They founded their Christian ministry, Restore One, in 2012, hoping to open a facility for girls in…

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Feds Rescue Trafficking Victim Locked in San Diego Home and Forced to Work Without Pay

According to U.S. Attorney Laura E. Duffy, the woman was forced to work in a couple’s El Cajon home for up to 18 hours a day without pay By Monica Garske Two people were arrested in connection with a case of forced labor in El Cajon. According to prosecutors, an Indonesian woman was threatened into…

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Human Trafficking in San Diego County

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