Holiday is a city of about 22,000 residents located in the greater Tampa area, in Pasco County, Florida. Street prostitution is a well-documented problem in a number of communities in the county (e.g., New Port Richey, Hudson, Tarpon Springs), particularly along the U.S 19 highway corridor. In order to combat consumer-level demand for prostitution, the New Port Richey Police Department has collaborated with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office for undercover operations, including the “One Trick Pony” reverse sting occurring in March 2014. Seven sex buyers were arrested in the operation, and the identities and addresses of arrestees were disclosed and carried in news outlets.
- Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
- Holiday Police Department
- Reverse sting, shaming:
- Background on local prostitution:
- Prostitution-related violence: