Ackley, IA

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Ackley is a city of 1,600 residents located in Franklin and Hardin counties, Iowa.  Prostitution has been documented within the community, and among the police responses to it has been the arrest of sex buyers and the public disclosure of their identities.  For example, i69-year-old resident of Ackley turned himself in at the Iowa Falls Police Department as he was wanted on a warrant for a charge of prostitution. Law enforcement authorities alleged the man made an offer to an unidentified female. The man posted a 2-thousand dollar cash only bond and was given a later court date. Prostitution is an aggravated misdemeanor in Iowa. In January, 2021 the same man was arrested and again charged with prostitution. According to court records, he was charged with one count of prostitution after allegedly asking a female General Store employee to exchange sex for money.  In November, 2021 the same Ackley man with two prior prostitution convictions was arrested on allegedly soliciting prostitution from – and stalking – two women. According to court records, the now 71-year-old man was charged with two counts of prostitution and two counts of stalking, all aggravated misdemeanors. He was arrested at his home in Ackley on a valid warrant and taken to the Hardin County Jail.

Key Partners

  • Iowa Falls Police Department
State Iowa
Type City
Population 1576
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