Clinton Township, PA

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Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Clinton Township is a township of approximately 3,800 residents in central Pennsylvania, located in Lycoming County, PA. It is part of the Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Although prostitution and sex trafficking are not significant issues in the township, instances of its occurrence have been reported in the township, and has been well-documented in other communities in the county. This activity and its ancillary crimes has resulted in reports to local law enforcement from residents and businesses. For example, in 1984, a Watsontown man was found guilty of six counts of promoting prostitution and one count each of corrupt organization and conspiracy. Police received complaints from residents that the man had been using his residence as a front for prostitution. He allegedly “contracted exotic dancers” from the area to engage in commercial sex at his Clinton Township residence. According to reports, he also threatened two male prosecution witnesses who testified that they contracted with [the offender] for prostitutes.” More recently, prostituted women and male sex buyers have been arrested in the township during prostitution investigations spurred by community complaints to local law enforcement.

Sex buyers have been apprehended by police as the result of alternative investigations and residential complaints to local law enforcement. For example, in April 2021, a prostituted woman was charged with two misdemeanor counts of promoting prostitution in Lycoming County. She was arrested one week after being released from State Prison on parole. Police allegedly located the woman through a cooperating witness, a 58-year-old Fairfield Township man, who met previously the woman in March 2021, through an “escort website” called SkipTheGames. The male sex buyer allegedly told police he met the woman at the White Deer Motel and paid her $100 in exchange for oral sex. He was charged with disorderly conduct in exchange for serving as a cooperating witness during the investigation. Based on the information from the male sex buyer, an undercover trooper allegedly contacted the woman through her SkipTheGames profile and arranged a meeting with her the next day. When the undercover trooper picked up the woman in his unmarked car, she allegedly offered to provide sex acts. A traffic stop was then conducted on the undercover vehicle and the woman was taken into custody. She allegedly told police that she began engaging in commercial sex after her release from prison because she needed money. The identity of the male sex buyer was included in reports by local media outlets.

State Pennsylvania
Type City
Population 3719
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