Huntington, NY

Tactics Used

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

Huntington is a town of approximately 200,000 residents, located on the north shore of Long Island in New York. In an effort to identify and apprehend sex buyers, the Suffolk County Police Department has conducted at least one street-level reverse sting. The operation, undertaken in August 1998, utilized an undercover female officer, who posed as a decoy. As a result, six men were arrested and charged with solicitation. Their identities were not made available to the public.

Key Sources

  • Reverse Stings:
    • “POLICE BEAT”, Newsday, August 16 1998.
State New York
Type City
Population 18403
Location
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