Louisville, TN

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

Louisville is a suburban town in Blount County, Tennessee, located in the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area near the towns of Alcoa and Maryville. Its population is roughly 4,000. Prostitution is a well documented problem locally and generates complaints to police from residents and businesses. For example, in 2016 a Louisville woman was arrested and charged with prostitution in Knoxville. On at least one occasion, attempted sex buyers have been arrested during local sting investigations. In September 2020, six men were arrested by undercover officers conducting a sting operation, and they were charged with patronizing prostitution. The sting occurred at two motels on the Alcoa Highway and a hotel at Singleton Station, Louisville. The undercover operation used female police officers as decoys at area hotels where they had complaints about prostitution and men patronizing prostitution. The identities of the arrested sex buyers were disclosed in news releases.

Key Partners

  • Alcoa Police Department
  • Blount County Sheriff’s Office

Key Sources

Reverse Stings, Identity Disclosure:

Background on Sex Trafficking and Prostitution in the Area:

State Tennessee
Type City
Population 4388
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