Six Bay Area Children Rescued in Child Prostitution Sweep

June 23, 2014 · 30 comments

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Law enforcement officers rescued six children this week being forced to work as prostitutes in the Bay Area and arrested more than a dozen suspected pimps, FBI officials announced today.

The rescues and arrests came during a three-day nationwide prostitution sweep from last Thursday to Saturday as part of the annual Innocence Lost National Initiative coordinated by the FBI, the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

“The FBI and its partners are committed to abolishing this form of modern day slavery and we hope the public will help us in this endeavor,” FBI Special Agent in Charge David Johnson said.

“This is undoubtedly an issue we should all be talking about and the Bay Area law enforcement community is committed to effectively address this heinous crime,” Johnson said.

Fourteen separate operations were conducted across all Bay Area counties during the three-day sweep, according to the FBI.

In addition to rescuing the three juveniles working as prostitutes in the Bay Area, officers from numerous Bay Area law enforcement agencies arrested 13 people on suspicion of pimping and 54 “johns” soliciting prostitutes, FBI officials said.

Nearly 60 adult prostitutes were also arrested, according to the FBI.

The six juveniles rescued during the operation were found in Oakland, San Francisco, South San Francisco, Santa Clara, and in undisclosed locations in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

Since the Innocence Lost initiative began 11 years ago, the FBI and its law enforcement partners have saved more than 3,400 children from sexual exploitation and arrested some 1,450 suspects who were later convicted, according to the agency.

Johnson said the children rescued during the sting are being connected with victim advocates and nonprofits focused on helping exploited children.

photo credit: Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff

1 Smart,Goodlooking&Debonaire June 23, 2014 at 6:11 PM

the liberal mantra, “if it feels good, do it! “.

2 I'm The Urban Spaceman June 23, 2014 at 6:12 PM

They need to arrest the Johns and publish their names in the local newspapers(and Claycord).

3 Juan Jon June 23, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Get those pimps!

4 anonanonagain June 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM

If you are caught having sex with an underage girl/minor then you should be treated as a sex offender/pedophile. It makes me sick to think that these children are being used and exploited in this way. Severe punishment including castration for these animals……

5 Marianne June 23, 2014 at 6:39 PM

These a**holes need to be off our streets, permanently!

6 Marissa June 23, 2014 at 6:41 PM

They need to check all of the hotels and motels. put an end to this Crap!

7 Nik June 23, 2014 at 7:15 PM

No…the Liberal mantra is to legalize prostution, so that these things are regulated and only WILLING adults participate. Maybe someday folks will take the stick out and accept themselves and what they’re attracted to, find some perfect soul mate with the same freak flag, and live happily ever after…without having to pay for it. Until then, happy to hear that six kids might get a shot at life.

8 Wow! June 23, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Every county/ City needs to implement a special division within their police department that solely focuses on sex trafficking, prostitution and pedophiles. Every single day!! Not just a ‘sweep’

9 @#1 June 23, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Yes, it’s liberals, idiot!

10 Deborah June 23, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Being a “Pimp” seems to be a way of life for certain people and seems to run rampant in certain areas, same with all the gun violence and drug abuse. Same circle. Why is it thought of as an accepted profession in those circles as a get rich quick kind of job? Why do these woman fall for the BS? Fear or just needing a father figure? What have we done with our kids to make them think this is ok?

11 Sometimes June 23, 2014 at 7:44 PM

It’s really hard to have any faith in humanity.

12 Julio June 23, 2014 at 7:52 PM

They really are not doing nearly enough. Those figures are not a drop in the bucket. Like Marissa said check all the motels.

Go down East 18th Street and hit the motels in Antioch. They need to shut them all down but then the parole board would have no where to put this crud.

13 Cvhs mom June 23, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Unfortunately, boys are also exploited!

14 Cautiously Informed June 23, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Pimps – The lowest form of life.

15 Antler June 23, 2014 at 9:13 PM

#2…… On TV they showed Johns being led away in handcuffs. This is an excellent start. But only….and sadly forever….a start.

16 anon June 23, 2014 at 9:43 PM

on the radio today i heard they got about 150 ‘pimps’.

17 Disgusted June 23, 2014 at 10:20 PM

What has happened to the world. This is so disgusting. These pimps should all get LWOP for exploiting children.

18 @#1 June 23, 2014 at 10:37 PM

You know as well as I do that this stuff is not a liberal problem any more that it’s a conservative problem. Try adding something constructive to the dialogue instead of taking an ignorant cheap shot that’s totally irrelevant to the discussion.

19 Mikey R.P. June 23, 2014 at 10:38 PM

I knew Claycord was an unabashed propaganda arm of the Concord PD but
When did it become one of the sheriff’s?

20 Meemo June 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

The pig mantra, “Even if it is stupid, blame the liberals.”

21 Bubbles June 24, 2014 at 6:18 AM

@Smart,Goodlooking&Debonaire

You are a fool!! I don’t know anyone liberal or not that’s ok with anything that hurts children. I would consider myself mostly liberal and I think people that hurt Children, Seniors or Animals should be taken out!!

22 hmmm June 24, 2014 at 7:01 AM

If prostitution were legal, johns wouldn’t mistakenly (perhaps) lie down with a 17-year old “child”

23 94598 June 24, 2014 at 7:11 AM

.

Actually– you’re not really paying for sex. You’re paying for the woman to go away after sex.

24 .... June 24, 2014 at 7:22 AM

The picture is an extended stay hotel room

25 The Handwriting Is On The Wall June 24, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Isn’t this more the result of bad parenting, living in the ghetto, seeing no hope for the future, drug abuse, lack of education and no jobs.
Who did the most to make this happen?
Who created welfare as the “family business” rather than building a culture of success?
Who stands in the way of business growth?
Who brought about the job losing AFTA?
Who taxes business and creates fees and unreasonable requirements that cause business to fail or move offshore?
The handwriting is on the wall. Like all great cultures, the great American experiment is finally failing.

26 The Handwriting Is On The Wall June 24, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Whoops!
Who brought about the job losing NAFTA?

27 Smart,Goodlooking&Debonaire June 24, 2014 at 11:41 AM

more importantly, was anyone offended during the commission of this crime? that is what the libs want to know.

28 What security June 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Good Job, Now this is program that should be government back and through donations lets run those A hole out of USA leave our babies alone

29 ConcordMike June 24, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Pimps and Johns equally guilty.
Prostitution is legal in Nevada. If you are that hard up, go to Nevada.

30 The Mamba June 24, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Imagine what they’d find if they did these sweeps during DUI checkpoints!!!

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