Davenport is a town of 2,000 located in central Florida. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, with partners in nearby communities (e.g., Inwood), have conducted many prostitution stings in response to complaints from residents. Stings may involve undercover female officers, setting up an undercover house, posting online ads, or taking down businesses providing a front for prostitution. The names and other descriptors about the arrested are often released to the media.
- Polk County Sheriff’s Office
- Theledger.com, February 18, 2009. 24 men arrested for soliciting prostitution. http://www.theledger.com/article/20090218/news/902180222