Naperville is a city of roughly 145,000 residents, located in the suburbs of Chicago in DuPage and Will Counties, Illinois. Sex trafficking and prostitution activity have been documented in the city over the years, and present a range of related crimes and problems. To address such crimes, police tactics employed locally have included those targeting the buyers of commercial sex. For example, in August 2016 three men who solicited sex from undercover female police officers were arrested in a reverse sting conducted near Ogden Avenue and Naper Boulevard. The names, ages, and addresses of the arrested sex buyers were publicly released. They were each charged with solicitation of a sex act, a Class A misdemeanor. The Naperville Police Department’s Special Operations Group led the operation, with the assistance of officers from Downers Grove. At the time, police representatives said the department sets up prostitution and reverse prostitution stings “periodically” during the course of the year.
- Naperville Police Department
- Downers Grove Police Department
- Reverse Stings with Shaming:
- “Three Men Nabbed in Reverse Prostitution Sting in Naperville,” Chicago Tribune, August 5 2016.
- “Naperville Police Arrest Four in Reverse Prostitution Sting,” Chicago Sun-Times, August 5 2016.
- “4 Arrested during Suburban Reverse Prostitution Sting; While the Operation Was Underway, Police Discovered a Woman Allegedly Working out of the Hotel as a Prostitute,” NBC/WMAQ-TV 5, August 6 2016.
- Sex Trafficking in the Area:
- Background on Prostitution in the Area:
- “Two Facing Charges in Prostitution Case,” Naperville Sun, February 4 2008.
- “19 Arrested in Naperville Prostitution Bust,” CBS/WBBM-TV 2, November 12 2010.
- “7 Arrested in Naperville Prostitution Sting,” Chicago Sun-Times, December 7 2010.
- “Naperville Cops Nab Ex-Con, Four Others in Prostitution Sweep,” Naperville Sun, June 27 2012.
- “Four Nabbed in Naperville in Child Sex Trafficking Effort,” Naperville Sun, July 31 2013.
- “Woman Caught in Naperville Prostitution Sweep Sentenced,” Naperville Sun, September 18 2014.
- “Five Arrested in Internet Prostitution Ring in Naperville,” Naperville Patch, August 13 2015.
- “Alleged Hooker’s ‘Poor’ Performance Ends in 4 Naperville Arrests,” Chicago Tribune, March 31 2016.
- “Naperville Woman Charged with Prostitution Twice in 24 Hours,” Chicago Tribune, March 31 2016.
- “Forgery, Prostitution, Public Indecency: Naperville Blotter,” Naperville Patch, June 27 2016.
- “3 charged in Naperville prostitution investigation,” Chicago Tribune, September 9, 2017.
- “Naperville woman charged with prostitution at spa, police say,” Chicago Tribune, December 13, 2017
- https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/crime/ct-nvs-naperville-prostitution-bust (2018)