Milltown, DE

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

Milltown is an unincorporated community in New Castle County, Delaware with approximately 12,000 residents. To address suspected prostitution and sex trafficking activity in and around two Milltown apartment complexes, the New Castle County Police Department conducted a street-level reverse sting in October 2009. The operation, which employed multiple undercover female officers as decoys, resulted in the arrest of five johns. Each was charged with solicitation, and had his name reported to the local media.

Key Partners

  • New Castle County Police Department


Key Sources

  • Street-Level Reverse Stings with Shaming:
    • “Six Arrested in Prostitution Sting,” Hockessin Community News, October 23 2009.
    • “Six Arrested in Prostitution Sting,” Middletown Transcript, October 23 2009.
State Delaware
Type City
Population 12152
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