Arnold is a small town of about 5,000 residents located in Westmoreland County in western Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh. Prostitution has been documented in the city back at least to the early 1960s. To combat consumer-level demand, Arnold police have conducted reverse stings. For example, in 2005, four men were arrested in an investigation by state and local police when they tried to solicit sex from an undercover state police officer in Arnold. Their identities were included in press releases. In 2010, a reverse sting operation resulted in the arrest of five sex buyers and five prostituted women. The identities of all arrestees were reported in local news outlets.
- Arnold Police Department
Reverse Stings, Shaming:
- https://triblive.com/x/valleynewsdispatch/s_344734.html (2005)
- Tribune-Review, Arnold Sting Targets Streetwalkers, April 2, 2010.
Background on Prostitution in the Area: