Concord is a suburb of San Francisco, California with around 120,000 residents. The Concord Police Department has responded to citizen concerns and complaints about prostitution in local hotels and street corners by raiding the businesses suspected of promoting prostitution and staging prostitution sting – including reverse stings. The arrested prostituted women and the johns have their identities, ages and hometowns reported in the media. Concord police have also conducted web based reverse stings in addition to the street level operations.
- Concord Police Department
- Sex Trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation in the Area:
- “Officers Arrest Teen on Suspicion of Prostitution,” Concord Transcript, March 23 2005.
- “14 Arrested in Concord during Nationwide Prostitution Sting,” San Mateo County Times, October 28 2008.
- “Two Men Held in Teen Prostitution Scheme in Concord,” Contra Costa Times, September 28 2010.
- “Vallejo Rapper Found Guilty of Pimping, Human Trafficking Charges,” FOX/KTVU-TV 2, February 22 2013.
- “12 Child Prostitutes Freed, 21 Pimps Arrested in Bay Area Sweep, FBI Says,” San Jose Mercury News, July 29 2013.
- Background on Prostitution in the Area:
- “Proposed Law Targets Sex Trade at Massage Parlors, Police Officer’s Ordinance to Curb Illicit Activity Goes Before City Council on Tuesday,” Contra Costa Times, January 9 2006.
- “Massage Ordinance Approved, Those Practicing in Concord Must Comply with Stronger Restrictions,” Concord Transcript, January 12 2006.
- “No Contest Pleas in Case of Pimping, Couple Ran Brothel across Street from Police Station on Galindo Avenue,” Contra Costa Times, January 31 2006.
- “Brothel Bust Gives Relief to Residents in Tony Concord Area,” Contra Costa Times, May 26 2007.
- “Concord Police Arrest Two on Prostitution Charges,” Concord Patch, June 3 2011.
- “Six Teen Prostitutes Rescued in Bay Area Child-Sex Sting,” Oakland Tribune, June 23 2014.
- Documented Violence against Individuals Engaged in Prostitution in the Area: