Last month, Emeryville residents were appalled by the arrest of two Triangle neighborhood residents who allegedly tried to lure a minor into prostitution. Yesterday, another possible human trafficking case in a nearby North Oakland was disrupted by Oakland police.
Neighbors were alerted by Nixle and circling helicopters yesterday morning as a manhunt near the intersection of 64th & Herzog was underway. According to KTVU crime reporter Henry K. Lee, a woman reported her 14-year-old daughter had been kidnapped and possibly pistol-whipped. After a two-hour ordeal, a male suspect was taken into custody from a home in the 1000 block of 65th St. about noon. The girl was safely returned to her family.
Human Sex Trafficking has been an ongoing issue in our region and a campaign to promote awareness of it by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley at ProtectOaklandKids.org was launched in 2014. A 24 hour hotline for victims has been established at 1 (888) 373-7888.
— Henry K. Lee (@henrykleeKTVU) June 8, 2016
Police detain suspect in possible kidnapping attempt
OAKLAND, Calif. – Police are investigating a report of a kidnapping in North Oakland this morning as possibly connected to human trafficking and forced prostitution, a police spokeswoman said.
Officers swarmed the area of 65th Street and Alcatraz Avenue after they received a witness report of a male taking a female hostage there at about 9:15 a.m., Officer Johnna Watson said.
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