Killeen, TX

Tactics Used

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

Killeen is a central Texas city of approximately 152,262 residents within Bell County and lies about halfway between Austin and Waco. It is perhaps best known as the home of Fort Hood, a military base that employs the majority of city’s residents. Prostitution and child sex trafficking are well-documented in the city, and have become growing concerns in recent years, as sex sellers and trafficked individuals often travel (or are smuggled) to Killeen to solicit military personnel. To deter sex buyers, the Killeen Police Department conduct street-level reverse stings using an undercover female officer as a decoy. Upon arrest, johns may have their names and identifying information released to the media.

Key Sources

Reverse Stings:

Sex Trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation in the Area:

Background on Prostitution in the Area:

State Texas
Type City
Population 152262
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