Davenport is a city on the eastern edge of Iowa on the Mississippi River. Davenport is the county seat of Scott County, and has a population approaching 100,000. Prostitution and child sex trafficking are documented problems in the city. Davenport police have conducted street level reverse stings using undercover female police officers, in an effort to reduce consumer level demand. They have also conducted prostitution stings and disrupted human trafficking rings in the area. The names, ages, and photos of those arrested are released by police to the media.
- Davenport Police Department
- Reverse stings:
- Background on local prostitution and sex trafficking:
- https://qctimes.com/authorities-arrest-a-dozen-for-prostitution-in-bettendorf (2018)
- Prostitution-related violence: