DuBois City, PA

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Shaming
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Letters
Cameras
Web stings
License suspension
DuBois is the most populous community in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, but is still a relatively small city with a population of about 7,500.  DuBois is located about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Prostitution activity has been documented in the city for at least 40 years.  While police are not known to engage in proactive reverse sting operations, there has been at least one instance of investigating allegations of a man attempting to purchase, sex, then making the arrest and including his identity in news releases.  In June, 2018, a 63 year old man was arrested for  allegedly offering to pay women for sex, and was charged by DuBois City Police with two misdemeanor counts each of patronizing prostitutes and promoting prostitution/loitering for purpose of prostitution, and summary counts of harassment and disorderly conduct. The charges stem from an incident on June 10 beginning when the suspect allegedly asked a woman if she wanted to make an easy $200. According to an affidavit of probable cause, police received a call from a woman who had been walking when a male in a dark colored truck approached her. When he asked if she wanted to make an easy $200, she told him no. He then stated a larger amount of money and she refused again. After she asked what he wanted, the man said it would be for staying the night with him and then started to exit his vehicle. The frightened victim ran to a nearby gas station; the officer was able to view the incident from surveillance video and confirmed the woman’s report. The officer was approached by two additional women who told him there was a man in a dark colored truck who asked them similar questions. In his interview with police, the suspect allegedly admitted to speaking with several women and offering them money to have sex with him.

 

Key Partners

  • DuBois City Police Department
State Pennsylvania
Type City
Population 7543
Location
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