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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.
- East Hazel Crest Police Department
- Cook County Sheriff’s Department
- Local area hotels
Reverse Sting, Auto Seizure:
- “9 Arrested in Cook County Prostitution Sting”. Sun-Times Media Wire. October 11, 2010.
Background on Prostitution in the Area: