Hermantown, MN

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Hermantown is a city of less than 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 customers at a designated hotel. In total, nine johns were arrested but their names and identities were not disclosed to the public.

State Minnesota
Type City
Population 9586
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