Georgetown, DE

Tactics Used

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

Georgetown is a town of approximately 6,500 residents, located in south-central Delaware’s Sussex County. Prostitution has been identified by police and residents as a problem in the city.  To address the consumer-level demand driving this issue, the Georgetown Police Department has conducted at least two reverse stings. One operation, conducted in December 2012, resulted in the arrest of five sex buyers. Although the logistical details of the operation were not released (perhaps to protect the sanctity of future undercover investigations), the GPD did provide members of the local media with the names, ages and mugshots of the men arrested.  In early November 2013, police conducted a second reverse sting, this time resulting in the arrest of 13 johns.  During both operations, the GPD was assisted by officers from the nearby Lewes Police Department.

State Delaware
Type City
Population 6422
Location
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