East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

Tactics Used

Buyer Arrests
Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

East Baton Rouge Parish is part of the Baton Rough Metropolitan area and contains about 440,000 residents.  Techniques such as reverse stings and shaming are used to combat prostitution and sex trafficking.  In 2006, a two-day reverse sting resulted in 15 john arrests.  The names and dates of birth of the arrestees have been publicized on the Sheriff’s Office website and reported in local news outlets.

In October 2014, eleven people were arrested for prostitution or soliciting prostitution in East Baton Rouge Parish. The arrests were part of an ongoing human trafficking task force operation that was taking place throughout the state. The task force includeed the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit; East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office; the Department of Probation and Parole; Homeland Security Investigations; Louisiana Attorney General’s Office; FBI and the Delta Drug Task Force.

Key Partners

  • East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office
    • Crime Strategies Unit
  • Local area hotels
  • Homeland Security Investigations
  • Louisiana Attorney General’s Office
  • FBI
State Louisiana
Type City
Population 429914
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