Bristol Township, PA

Tactics Used

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

Bristol Township is a municipality located on the eastern border of Pennsylvania, and has a population of about 54,000. Prostitution and sex trafficking are well documented problems locally, and Bristol Township police have conducted multiple street-level reverse stings, usually in response to complaints from the community.  Those arrested had their names, ages, and addresses reported to the media. The crackdown operations often occur in the summer months for several weeks at a time, and include arrests of prostituted persons, as well as brothel investigations and dismantlements.

In January, 2021 a Bristol Township man was charged with trafficking a minor after police found he solicited sex from a 15-year-old girl, offering hundreds of dollars in exchange for sexual photos and sexual acts.He was charged with trafficking in minors, promoting prostitution, sexual exploitation of children, filming a child sex act, statutory sexual assault, criminal use of a communications facility and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with someone younger than 16, all of which are felonies, as well as a misdemeanor offense of indecent assault of someone younger than 16.  He was initially held in Bucks County Prison in lieu of posting $50,000 for bail.  His identity was published in news reports.

Key Partners

State Pennsylvania
Type City
Population 53625
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