Iowa City, IA

Tactics Used

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

In April 2016, the Iowa City Police and the Iowa Law Enforcement Intelligence Network (L.E.I.N) conducted a human trafficking/prostitution investigation in eastern Iowa. The sting operation  was a collaboration between 40 law enforcement officers from multiple law enforcement agencies.  All 12 people charged responded to an online advertisement posted by an investigator, and were arrested when they went to a location to complete the negotiated sale of a sex act. The identities of the arrestes were included in news releases.


Key Partners

  • Iowa City Police
  • Iowa Law Enforcement Intelligence Network (L.E.I.N)
State Iowa
Type City
Population 74398
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