Georgetown, DE

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

Georgetown is a town of approximately 7,000 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 sex buyers.  During both operations, the GPD was assisted by officers from the nearby Lewes Police Department.

State Delaware
Type City
Population 7413
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