Augusta, GA

Tactics Used

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

Augusta is a city of about 135,000 residents located to the east of Atlanta, along Interstate 20.  Cases of prostitution and child sex trafficking have been documented in the city, and in response, at least one reverse sting operation has been conducted.  In April 2014, an undercover sting targeting child prostitution netted the arrest of three men, who were charged with criminal attempted child molestation.  All three were booked into the Charles B. Webster Detention Center.  The sting was a joint operation conducted by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.

 

Key Partners

  • Richmond County Sheriff’s Office
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation

Key Sources

State Georgia
Type City
Population 136381
Location
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