Franklin, TN

Tactics Used

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

Franklin is a city of approximately 62,000 residents, located along Route 65 in the southern suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee.  In an effort to reduce prostitution activity in the city, the Franklin Police Department has conducted at least four reverse stings. In September 2012, for example, FPD officers posted a decoy advertisement on Backpage.com. They then arrested eight johns who arranged to meet at a local hotel and offered money for sex to a “confidential informant” working with police. All of the offenders’ names were released to the local media. The men were cited and ordered to appear in municipal court the following week.

Key Partners

  • Franklin Police Department
  • A local hotel that provided space for a web sting
State Tennessee
Type City
Population 62487
Location
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