Des Plaines is a suburb of Chicago with a population of about 57,000. Prostitution and child sex trafficking are known to occur in the city. In an effort to combat the curtail the local commercial sex market, the Des Plaines Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff’s Department have targeted consumer-level demand by conducting street-level reverse stings. The first operation known to have occurred in the city was conducted in 1999, but they may have been used before then.
- Des Moines Police
- Cook County Sheriff’s Office
- Evanston Review, June 3, 1999. Suburban prostitution sting nets 25.