Huntington Station, NY

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

Huntington Station is a hamlet of approximately 35,000 residents located within the town of Huntington on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. The Huntington Station Police Department has successfully implemented a number of anti-prostitution measures, primarily targeting those who force prostitution on others. 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 was investigated for its potential ties to sex trafficking networks.

Police operations targeting commercial sex buyers appear far more limited. A notable exception occurred in September 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 sex buyers soliciting sex. Following their arrests, all of the men’s names and other identifying information waspublicized by local media outlets.

Key Sources

Reverse Stings with Identity Disclosure:

Sex Trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation in the Area:

Background on Prostitution in the Area:

State New York
Type City
Population 35433
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