East Hazel Crest, IL

Tactics Used

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

East Hazel Crest is a village in Illinois with a population of roughly 1,600, located 25 miles south of Chicago.  In 2010, as a result of complaints from local business owners, a reverse sting was conducted and three men were arrested.  The arrested  johns also faced a mandatory vehicle tow, a $500 administrative fee, and up to $1,000 in fines.

Key Partners

  • East Hazel Crest Police Department
  • Cook County Sheriff’s Department
  • Local area hotels

Key Sources

  • “9 Arrested in Cook County Prostitution Sting”.  Sun-Times Media Wire.  October 11, 2010.
State Illinois
Type City
Population 1527
Location
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