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Concord is a city of around 108,000 residents, located northwest of Charlotte, North Carolina, in Cabarrus County. Cases of prostitution in the community have been reported, with numerous local resident complaints about solicitation occurring in several city neighborhoods. In at least once incident, a man was arrested and charged with raping three women he identified and “targeted near Cabarrus Avenue and Kerr Street, an area where [police] had made prostitution arrests in the past.” In another incident in July, 2016, two people were arrested during a vice/narcotics unit undercover operation near Bruton Smith Boulevard, in the Concord Mills area.
In an effort to reduce commercial sex and its related crimes in the city, the Concord Police Department conducts occasional reverse stings targeting sex buers. In 2009, for example, 10 men and women were charged with prostitution-related crimes following a sting using undercover female police officers. The names, addresses, and photos of the suspects were posted online. The police encourage neighborhood organizations to support them in fighting crime, including identifying potential prostitution activity.
- Concord Police Department
Street-Level Reverse Stings:
Web-Based Reverse Stings, Identity Disclosure:
Background on Prostitution in the Area:
- “Privette and the Prostitute,” Wilson Daily Times, August 23 2007.
- “2 Women Arrested for Prostitution in Concord,” ABC/WSOC-TV 9, May 19 2013.
- https://www.independenttribune.com/news/man-woman-charged-with-prostitution (2016)
Documented Violence Against Individuals Engaged in Prostitution in the Area:
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