VIDEO: Oakland Police Launch New Website to Shame Pimps, Johns
By Mario Sevilla
Mon Jun 30th, 2014 6:42pm America/Los_Angeles
OAKLAND (KRON) — The Oakland Police Department has launched a new website aimed at exposing “pimps and purchasers” and put an end to buying and selling human beings for sex.
In its effort to combat sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in Oakland, the department is using its website to post the arrestee’s name, date of birth, city of residence and date of arrest along with their booking photo.
The photos and information will be updated twice a month, the department said.
“We are dedicated to identifying and rescuing victims of trafficking and locating and arresting perpetrators of this crime.”
The information and photos are intended to keep the community informed about the people who have been arrested and charged for prostitution related offenses.
“The United States is one of the top destinations for trafficking in persons, and California is a top destination state,” according to the police officials.
“The community plays an important role in combating trafficking. An informed community is an empowered and safer community.”
To report suspected prostitution and sex trafficking, please call the department’s anonymous tip line at 510-238-2373.
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