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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Woman charged in Berkeley teen sex trafficking case

An Oakland woman is set to appear in court this week to face charges in a teen sex trafficking investigation that began at Berkeley High School. Trinice Suwanabart, 23, was arrested in November after police linked her to the case earlier this year. According to court papers, Berkeley High School Resource Officer Ethell Wilson began looking into the case […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Man charged with human trafficking, drug sales, hammer assault after Berkeley car stop

A Lafayette man police say strangled a woman and hit her with a hammer, then tried to force her into prostitution, has been charged with human trafficking after he was stopped by a Berkeley police officer in late June. The Alameda County district attorney’s office has charged Michael Green, 41, with six felonies: human trafficking for commercial sex, attempted […]