SILICON VALLEY MERCURY NEWS (10/3/12), “Santa Cruz man pleads no contest in child pornography case” — A 41-year-old man pleaded no contest Wednesday to a felony charge of possession of child pornography. Chris Pappas was arrested by Santa Cruz police in June after investigators linked him to images found online. Read more.
THE EXAMINER (10/3/12), “Oakland children’s clinic celebrates Gov. Brown signing anti-trafficking bill” — Just two days after Stacy Katz, Executive Director for Oakland’s WestCoast Children’s Clinic (WCC), urged Governor Brown to sign AB 1956 into law, the Office of Governor announced on Sept. 29 that he did. AB 1956, Tattoo Removal for Juvenile Victims, will expand existing tattoo removal services provided to rehabilitated former gang members to include sex trafficking victims who were tattooed as a form of “branding” by their exploiters. Read more.