McAlisterville, PA

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

McAlisterville is an unincorporated community of approximately 1,200 residents in central Pennsylvania, located in Fayette Township, Juniata County, PA. Although prostitution and sex trafficking are not significant issues in the community, commercial sex activity has been reported to occur.

To combat the local commercial sex market, police have been known to apprehend sex buyers in the area. For example, in May 2022, a 65-year-old man was arraigned before the Magisterial District Judge on two counts of criminal attempt of prostitution with a minor, two counts of corruption of minors, resisting arrest, trespassing, and disorderly conduct. According to the affidavit of probable cause, the charges stem from an incident in a McAlisterville restaurant where he allegedly “asked the teenage girls to come home with him, marry him and have sex with him.” The man allegedly told police he was aware of the girls’ ages and that he was in love with them and that he would not accept “no” for an answer. After refusing requests from the owner to leave the restaurant, the man allegedly became irate, and Pennsylvania State Police took him to the Lewistown barracks on trespassing charges. According to the report, the suspect had two checks for the 17-year-olds – one for $2,000 intended for one of the girls and one for $500 intended for the other. The man was held in Mifflin County Correctional Facility, unable to post the $60,000 bail set. The man’s identity was included in news reports.

State Pennsylvania
Type City
Population 1188
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