Goldsboro, NC

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

Goldsboro is a city of about 33,000 residents located in eastern-central North Carolina. Prostitution activity has been well-documented within the area, and the problems and ancillary crimes it generates results in complaints to law enforcement agencies. Consumer level demand provides the revenue stream for all prostitution and sex trafficking, and has therefore been targeted by local law enforcement agencies as a strategy for prevention and response. For example, in 2006, Goldsboro police conducted a street level reverse sting in an area where the city has received many complaints about prostitution, netting seven arrests of male sex buyers. Those arrested had their names, ages, and hometowns released to the public.

Key Partners

  • Goldsboro Police Department

Key Sources

Reverse Stings, Identity Disclosure:

State North Carolina
Type City
Population 32749
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