Danville is a town of around 30,000 located on the eastern border of Illinois. The Danville Police Department conducts street level prostitution stings, arresting both prostituted women and the men who solicit them. The names, ages, and addresses of those arrested as well as where they were arrested are reported to the media. Vehicles may also be seized and arrestees must pay $300 to reclaim their cars. These stings are conducted throughout the summer months and are usually prompted by complaints from individual residents or community groups.
In August 2020 the Danville Police Department and the Vermillion County Metropolitan Enforcement Group conducted a sting operation that led to the arrest of several individuals on prostitution related charges. Law enforcement created a detail following community complaints of heavy prostitution in the area. The operation focused on the west side of the city and was completed over a two-day period. Of the ten people arrested in the sting, seven of them were indicted for soliciting a prostitute. The names and ages of the offenders were released following their arrest.
- Danville Police Department (http://www.cityofdanville.org/police.html)
- Vermillion County Metropolitan Enforcement Group
- Commercial-news.com, July 2, 2008. City tows the line with nuisance calls.
- https://www.commercial-news.com/news/prostitution-detail-nets-several-arrests/article_9199b23c-e86b-11ea-a583-4305a69289b5.html (2020)