Moon Township is part of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania metropolitan area and has a population of roughly 22,000. Prostitution has been identified as a substantial problem in the city by residents and police. With no downtown or “track,” prostitution is considered to occur entirely indoors, in hotels and residences with advertising and appointments set up via the internet. Among the problems noted have been cases of child endangerment in which men have brought young children under their care on trips to buy sex. Sex trafficking has also been documented in the city. In an effort to reduce the demand for prostitution, police have conducted reverse stings.
- Moon Township Police Department
- Reverse stings:
- Background on prostitution, pimping, sex trafficking, and child endangerment: