McDonough, GA

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

McDonough is a city of approximately 29,000 residents located 30 miles southeast of Atlanta in Henry County, Georgia. Local law enforcement has reported prostitution and sex trafficking activity in the city and the handful of unincorporated areas that surround it. To address the issue, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office’s Flint Circuit Drug Task Force conducted a web-based reverse sting targeting both sex buyers and prostituted women in late August 2013. For the operation, officers “both answered and placed their own ads” soliciting sex on Once communication was established, they arranged to meet the suspects at a local hotel. Eight sex buyers (and four sellers) were arrested; all had their identities released to the public.

Key Partners

  • Henry County Sheriff’s Office’s Flint Circuit Drug Task Force

Key Sources

Web-Based Reverse Stings, Identity Disclosure:

Background on Prostitution in the Area:

  • “Prostitution Arrest Made at Local Spa,” Henry Daily Herald, May 24 2009.
State Georgia
Type City
Population 29051
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