Hermantown, MN

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

Hermantown is a city of about 10,000 residents, located in the suburbs of Duluth, Minnesota near the tip of Lake Superior. In May 2011, the Lake Superior Drug and Gang Task Force conducted a web sting after receiving tips from residents that prostituted women were advertising sexual services online. Officers posted decoy ads to the site, and made arrangements to meet up with several would-be sex buyers at a designated hotel. In total, nine sex buyers were arrested but their names and identities were not disclosed to the public.

State Minnesota
Type City
Population 10211
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