Greenwich is a town of 62,000 in southwestern Connecticut and 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 posted decoy online ads to attract johns. 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 customer after raiding the business. Police started investigating the massage parlor on Greenwich Ave. after receiving complaints about prostitution and searched the premises. One customer 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
Arrest and Shaming of Sex Buyer:
- https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Employees-Customer-Arrested-in-Prostitution-Raid-at-Greenwich-Massage-Parlor-463664943.html (2017)
Web-Based Reverse Stings with Shaming:
- “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.