East Hazel Crest, IL

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

East Hazel Crest is a village in Illinois with a population of roughly 1,500 residents, located 25 miles south of Chicago in Cook County. In 2010, as a result of complaints from local business owners, a reverse sting was conducted and three men were arrested. The arrested sex buyers 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

Reverse Sting, Auto Seizure:

  • “9 Arrested in Cook County Prostitution Sting”.  Sun-Times Media Wire.  October 11, 2010.

Background on Prostitution in the Area:

State Illinois
Type City
Population 1509
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