Hooksett, NH

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

Hookset is a town of about 15,000 residents in New Hampshire, north of Manchester. Hooksett officials and local residents have reported problems with prostitution in the town, and local sex trafficking has also been documented.  For example, in November 2014, two men were arrested and charged with trafficking “multiple young adult women” to hotels in Hooksett, Manchester, and Hampton, and compelling them to commit acts of prostitution through “intimidation and drug use.”

Consumer level demand provides the revenue stream for all prostitution and sex trafficking, and has been targeted by local law enforcement agencies. The Hooksett Police Department has conducted at least one operation targeting sex buyers. In March 2014, following complaints from residents, Hooksett Police conducted an investigation into prostitution occurring at a local residence in the Harmony Lane area. During the investigation, four sex buyers were apprehended. Each was ultimately charged with one count of soliciting a prostitute. Their names were disclosed to the public. Following their arrests, the Chief of the HPD commended local residents for providing the tips to law enforcement that initiated the investigation.

Key Partners

  • Hooksett Police Department
State New Hampshire
Type City
Population 14871
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