Logan County, WV

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

Logan County is a county of approximately 32,000 residents, located in rural West Virginia. Logan is its county seat and largest city.  Prostitution has been a persistent problem in the area for decades, and has generated complaints to police as well as police activity.  Traffickers have also working through the area, along trucking routes, and a prostituted woman was the victim of a planned homicide in the county.  Among police responses have been efforts to combat demand.  In early October 2013, the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, supported by Kanawha County sheriff’s deputies, conducted a reverse sting near the town of Man. Although the logistics of the operation were not made public, a representative from the LCSD told a local media outlet that deputies had planned the anti-prostitution operation because they believed it could help “attack other issues,”  namely drug trafficking.  The LCSD’s concerns were merited; among the five johns apprehended, three “offered controlled prescription medications to perform sexual acts” prior to their arrest. Following the operation, arrestees’ names and other identifying information were released to the public.

State West Virginia
Type County
Population 31909
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