Atascadero massage parlors targeted in prostitution sting

Atascadero police, along with San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office investigators, served search warrants on Wednesday at three massage parlors in the North County city that are suspected of offering sex acts to customers and possibly being involved in human trafficking. Read More …

Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for pimping in SLO County

A 44-year-old Fresno man pleaded no contest Monday to human trafficking and pimping charges and received a prison sentence of 10 years and four months.

Walter Thomas Jr., 44, who was accused of forcing multiple women into prostitution across California, pleaded no contest to one count of human trafficking, one count of pimping and one count of witness intimidation. Read More …