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Greenwich is a town of under 64,000 residents located in southwestern Connecticut and is a suburb of New York City. The Greenwich Police Department works with Stamford police and other nearby agencies to conduct prostitution operations, including reverse stings. In 2011, undercover officers conducted a web-based reverse sting in which they posted decoy online ads to attract sex buyers. Those arrested had their photos, names, and other identifying information reported in the media. In 2017, police arrested two employees of a Greenwich massage parlor and a sex buyer after raiding the business. Police started investigating the massage parlor on Greenwich Ave. after receiving complaints about prostitution and searched the premises. One man told police he found the business online and agreed to pay for a massage and to have sexual contact with a masseuse, and was charged with patronizing a prostitute. Police also notified the Greenwich Board of Health.
- Greenwich Police Department
- Stamford Police Department
- Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad
Sex Buyer Arrest, Identity Disclosure:
- https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Employees-Customer-Arrested-in-Prostitution-Raid-at-Greenwich-Massage-Parlor (2017)
Web-Based Reverse Stings, Identity Disclosure:
- “Cops Bust 13 in Town Prostitution Operation,” Greenwich Post, May 2 2011.
- “Greenwich PD Bust 13 in Undercover Prostitution Sting Investigations,” Greenwich Time, May 2 2011.
- “Prostitution Investigations Snag 13 Area Residents,” Greenwich Patch, May 2 2011.
- “Local Man among Prostitution Sting Arrests,” New Canaan Advertiser, May 5 2011.
Background on Prostitution in the Area:
Documented Violence Against Individuals Engaged in Prostitution in the Area:
- “Man Convicted in Death of Stamford Prostitute,” Norwalk Hour, August 28 1990.
- “Killer of Prostitute Faces 60 Years in Prison,” New Haven Register, August 29 1990.