Madison, AL

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

Madison is a city of approximately 60,000 residents located in northern Alabama, near Huntsville, Decatur, and Athens. Prostitution activity has been well-documented in the city, surrounding communities, and in other areas of the county. This activity, and the problems and ancillary crimes it generates result in complaints to law enforcement agencies from residents and businesses. 

In February 2014, the Madison Police Department arrested five men for soliciting prostitution during a web-based reverse sting. The investigation began as a result of complaints about prostitution at Madison motels. Police had learned social media and chat rooms were being utilized for arranging prostitution in their city. To curb this activity, police set up a web-based reverse sting. In this sting, an undercover female police officer created an online ad asking for money in exchange for sex acts. Once the buyers arrived at the local hotel, they were arrested. The names, ages, and towns of residence were released for all arrestees. Following the sting, a MPD representative noted to the local press that officers had conducted a similar operation in December 2013, which produced the additional arrests of two men.

Key Partners

  • Madison Police Department
State Alabama
Type City
Population 58357
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