OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf helped launch a multimedia campaign to fight sex trafficking in the Bay Area. It comes just two days after the first criminal charges were filed against police officers in a wide ranging child prostitution scandal.
A street music and art festival was held in Oakland with an aim to focus attention on sex trafficking.
"It is shameful, Oakland is one of the hubs of human sex trafficking. But it would be even more shameful to be silent about it," said Mayor Schaaf.
On Friday, charges against a former Oakland officer and a former Livermore officer were filed by the Alameda County District Attorney - the first of seven expected to face criminal prosecution in the sex scandal.