Huntington Station, 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 Station is a hamlet of approximately 31,000 residents located within the town of Huntington on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. In recent years, the Huntington Station Police Department has successfully implemented a number of anti-prostitution measures, primarily targeting providers of commercial sex. In June 2010, one such operation resulted in the arrest of a female massage-parlor owner who had forced her employees to offer sex to patrons. The case is currently being investigated for its potential ties to sex trafficking networks.

Police operations targeting commercial sex consumers appear far more limited. A notable exception occurred on September 10, 2009, when a female officer, serving as a decoy and supported by officers from Suffolk County‘s Second Precinct Crime Section, utilized reverse sting tactics to apprehend six johns soliciting sex. Following their arrests, all of the men’s names and other identifying information were publicized by local media outlets.

Key Sources

State New York
Type City
Population 31763
Location
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