Artesia, CA

Tactics Used

Buyer Arrests
Reverse stings
Shaming
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Letters
Cameras
Web stings
License suspension

Artesia is a small city of approximately 17,000 residents, located in southeast Los Angeles County, CA, near Norwalk and Cerritos. Though reports of prostitution in the community remain limited, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has collaborated with local police to reduce the demand for commercial sex in the city. For example, in late May of 2015, sheriff’s deputies conducted a reverse sting, wherein female undercover officers posed as decoys along two major thoroughfares in Artesia. The investigation resulted in the arrest of five men, two of which were arrested and charged with soliciting prostitution and three of which were arrested and charged with pandering and attempted robbery. The identities of the arrestees were not disclosed to the public.

State California
Type City
Population 16758
Location
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