Asbury Park, NJ

Tactics Used

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

Asbury Park is a city of less than 16,000 residents located in Monmouth County in northern New Jersey, on the Atlantic shore. The seaside city is known for its sandy shore and beachfront boardwalk. Prostitution is a well-known problem in the city, and is the subject of tips and complaints to police. Sex trafficking has also been well-documented locally. Since consumer-level demand is the primary source of all sex trafficking and problems associated with prostitution, police have attempted to address it. Several substantial reverse stings have been conducted in Asbury Park, resulting in the arrest of 12 – 16 sex buyers each. The identities of the men arrested have been routinely publicized.

State New Jersey
Type City
Population 15597
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